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Updated: 12A transformed to PG...

BumbleBee is the latest cinema film to be cut for category in the UK and Australia


Link Here 16th December 2018
Bumblebee is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi adventure by Travis Knight.
Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Justin Theroux and Angela Bassett. BBFC link IMDb

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

The film was originally passed 12A uncut for moderate fantasy violence for UK cinema release.

However the distributors preferred a cut PG version and the film was resubmitted shorn by about 6 secnds. The BBFC duly passed the film PG for moderate fantasy violence, mild sex references, injury detail, language.

In the US the film was Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence.

Update: Australia too

16th December 2018. See article from refused-classification.com

With echoes of the UK situation the Australian distributors of BumbleBee submitted the film uncut to the film censor and received an uncut M rating for moderate impact violence, mild impact themes, language Very mild drug use, sex. The M rating is an advisory 15 that would be labelled PG-15 in the US. It is the usual rating for films rated PG-13 in the US and 12A in the UK.

Like Britain the distributors preferred a local PG and resubmitted a cut version, presumably the same as the cut UK PG rated version . However it didn't cut any ice with the censor and was again M rated.

The distributors are now appealing the decision with the Review Board hoping to achieve the desired PG.

 

 

Shopping: Texas Adios...

1966 Italy / Spain action western by Ferdinando Baldi, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here 16th December 2018
Texas Adios is a 1966 Italy / Spain action western by Ferdinando Baldi.
Starring Franco Nero, Alberto Dell'Acqua and Elisa Montés. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1970. Uncut and 12 rated since 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
UK: Previously passed 12 uncut for moderate violence:
  • 2018 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th December 2018

Reviews

  • See review from thedigitalfix.com : " Nero has never been the greatest actor, though he does have considerable presence. That charisma is certainly stretched in Texas, Adios , as he's lumbered with some lousy dialogue "
  • See review from frontrowreviews.co.uk : " It is far less challenging, unconventional and blood soaked than Django. It is however still dust covered and sweat stained enough to feel a part of the genres best "

Promotional Material

Following on from the enormous success of his breakthrough film Django, Franco Nero returned to the Wild West (Almería, Spain) to star in the same year s Texas Adios, which was released as Django 2 in some countries.

Here he plays tough gunslinger Burt Sullivan, a sheriff who, along with his younger brother (Alberto Dell'Acqua, Endgame), journeys to Mexico to hunt down the sadistic bandit Cisco Delgado and avenge his father s murder. When Burt and his brother fall in with a group of Mexican revolutionaries, the stage is set for a violent climatic confrontation...

Directed by veteran helmsman Ferdinado Baldi, best known for the cult Western Blindman (starring Beatles tub-thumper Ringo Starr) and the 3D extravaganza Comin' at Ya!, Texas Adios is a lesser-known Spaghetti Western gem, which boasts rapid-fire action scenes, stunning locations and stylish cinematography courtesy of Enzo Barboni (Django, Nightmare Castle). The film is presented here in an exclusive new restoration, with a wealth of extras which allow this film to be enjoyed as never before.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New restoration from a 2K scan from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary for by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
  • Newly filmed interview with star Franco Nero
  • Newly filmed interview with co-star Alberto Dell'Acqua
  • Newly filmed interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti
  • Hello Texas!, newly filmed appreciation by Spaghetti Westerns scholar Austin Fisher
  • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by Howard Hughes, and original reviews
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    Shopping: The Mighty Peking Man...

    1977 Hong Kong action Sci-Fi horror by Meng Hua Ho just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 16th December 2018
    The Mighty Peking Man is a 1977 Hong Kong action Sci-Fi horror by Meng Hua Ho (as Homer Gaugh).
    Starring Evelyne Kraft, Danny Lee and Feng Ku. BBFC link IMDb
    Original European version with title Colossus of Congo has an alternate ending to the Hong Kong version.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexual threat, moderate violence:

    Promotional Material

    The success of the Japanese GODZILLA movies led to all kinds of strange cash-in capers - including the legendarily bizarre North Korean opus PULGASARI (1985). However, it was with THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN in 1977 that the Shaw Brothers studio cast their own attempt at a mega-sized monster movie and, for many, this is the one that even outdoes the Tokyo originators for sheer sublime cinematic genius. Featuring the iconic Danny Lee (THE KILLER/ THE UNTOLD STORY/ CITY ON FIRE) as an explorer in the Himalayas who gets caught up with a ravishing jungle Jane (played by the delicious Evelyne Kraft), and discovers a huge King Kong-inspired ape hiding in the forest, THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN is a creature feature that is packed full of sex appeal, city-smashing theatrics and monstrous moments. Acclaimed by Quentin Tarantino, who considers it a personal favourite, and highlighting assured direction from the great Ho Meng Hua (whose genre career also spans such sleazy classics as BLACK MAGIC and THE OILY MANIAC), MIGHTY PEKING MAN sets a gold standard in Hong Kong grindhouse glory and is finally back on British shelves, ready to pummel its way into the hearts of a new generation!

    Extras:
    • "RESTORED UNCUT HD TRANSFER in Original 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
    • Uncompressed English & Mandarin Audio
    • English Subtitles
    • Reverse Sleeve featuring Original Hong Kong Poster Art
    • Audio Commentary with Bey Logan"

     

     

    Shopping: The Equalizer 2...

    2018 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua just released cut on UK Blu-ray and DVD and uncut on 4k Blu-ray


    Link Here 14th December 2018
    The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua.
    Starring Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington and Bill Pullman. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC Category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema, DVD and Blu-ray release in 2018 but is uncut and 18 rated for 4k Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
    • 2018 Sony Pictures RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th December 2018

    UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, threat, language, drug misuse after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:

    The BBFC commented:
    • This film was originally seen for advice at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be classified 18 uncut but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making reductions to scenes of strong violence and gore. When the film was submitted for formal classification these scenes had been acceptably reduced.

    US: Rated R for brutal violence throughout, language, and some drug content for

    Promotional Material

    Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed -- but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

     

     

    Shopping: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation...

    1994 USA comedy horror thriller by Kim Henkel just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 14th December 2018
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 USA comedy horror thriller by Kim Henkel.
    Starring Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey and Robert Jacks. IMDb
    Not cut by film censors but exists in 2 versions. A shortened Standard Version and an Extended Version
    US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    US:
    The Standard Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition [Standard + Extended Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    • See review from geeksofdoom.com : " It's a meta-concept straight out of Cabin in the Woods , albeit poorly executed and barely explored, but intriguing nonetheless "

    Summary Notes

    This is the twisted tale of Vilmer and his crazy family which includes the lovely Leatherface. They have pastime of killing and stuffing people. Unfortunately, Jenny and her friends run into Vilmer and his clan in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods.

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA Unrated ~93:00s
    =~89:00s

     

    The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Although it has not been cut by the BBFC, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4 is the short standard version which removed the pointless alien subplot and the subplot of Jenny's abusive mother; all these cuts apply to dialogue scenes, there were no cuts to the violence. This version is about 5:31s shorted than the Extended Version. See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA R ~181:00s The Standard Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

     

     

    Updated: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...

    BBFC animal cruelty cuts required for a 2018 cinema release


    Link Here 13th December 2018
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 USA crime western biography by George Roy Hill.
    Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross. BBFC link IMDb

    Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized, and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rocks, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters.

    Uncut for 1969 cinema release and VHS releases but animal cruelty cuts were required by the BBFC for 2018 cinema release.

    The BBFC commented:
    • Cut required to remove a scene of deliberate animal cruelty staged for the film (an animal being tripped using wires in a dangerous fashion).

    Update: Director's Oops

    13th December 2018. Thanks to Barton

    The horse trip was simply not spotted until 2001 when a documentary was submitted to the BBFC in which the director admitted he used trip wires to achieve a particular fall. The BBFC told Fox they wouldn't be able to pass it uncut again. Indeed the UK Blu-ray is also cut, although Fox pre-cut it.

    There's no record of a resubmission of a pre-cut version in the BBFC database at around the time of the 2013 Blu-ray release, so perhaps someone was looking the other way at the time.

     

     

    Shopping: Evil Dead 2...

    1987 US horror by Sam Raimi, cut in the US and UK, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th December 2018
    Evil Dead II is a 1987 US horror by Sam Raimi
    With Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema and VHS releases. UK DVD and Blu-ray is the same as the cut US release although the rating was downgraded to 15 in 2003. An extended version was released in Germany in September 2013.

    This release is the Theatrical Version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Lions Gate Home Entertainment (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018
    • 2018 Lions Gate Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

     

     

    Shopping: The Stray...

    2017 USA family drama by Mitch Davis set for UK DVD release on 11th February 2019 with BBFC cuts for category


    Link Here 12th December 2018
    The Stray is a 2017 USA family drama by Mitch Davis.
    Starring Sarah Lancaster, Michael Cassidy and Connor Corum. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated video release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    UK: Passed PG for mild threat, sex references after 39s of BBFC category cuts ( 83:27s ) :
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th February 2019
    Previously passed 12 uncut for moderate threat, sex references:
    • 2018 4Digital Media video not released
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company chose to reduce two scenes of moderate threat in order to obtain a PG classification. An uncut 12 classification was available.
    For comparison

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for thematic elements including a perilous situation.

    Promotional Material

    Young Christian Davis finds a stray dog named Pluto and decides to bring it home to his parents and two siblings. Christian's father, Mitch, works long hours and his mother Michelle just wants a husband who's there for the family. In just a short time with the Davis clan, Pluto manages to rescue a lost toddler, bring comfort Christian and help save Mitch and Michelle's struggling marriage.

     

     

    Shopping: Maniac...

    1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 12th December 2018
    Maniac is a 1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig.
    With Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro and Abigail Clayton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The Uncut Unrated Theatrical Version is preferred over the shortened Director's Cut. Once Banned by the BBFC, then cut. The film was also cut in the US for an R Rating.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Maniac

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Blue Underground Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 11th December 2018

    Reviews

    • See review from horrornewsnetwork.net : " The film received the type of negative publicity that was rare for the time period, with protesters picketing theaters which screened the film for its portrayal of graphic violence, especially towards women "

    Promotional Material

    THE NOTORIOUS HORROR CLASSIC RETURNS IN A NEW 4K REMASTERED LIMITED EDITION!

    Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.

    Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present MANIAC in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of new and archival extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • NEW 3-Disc Set includes Blu-ray with NEW 4K restoration of the flim + DVD + CD
  • NEW! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold
  • NEW! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with MANIAC score by Jay Chattaway
  • NEW! Maniac Outtakes Featurette
  • NEW! Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
  • The Joe Spinell Story (49:12 )
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co-Producer Andrew W. Garroni
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell assistant Luke Walter
  • MANIAC PUBLICITY: 'Paul Wunder' Radio Interview with William Lustig, Joe Spinell, and Carline Munro (19:11), William Lustig on 'Movie Madness' (47:18), Joe Spinell at Cannes (0:44), Joe Spinell on 'The Joe Franklin Show' (13:13) and Carline Munro TV Interview (2:54)
  • MANIAC CONTROVERSY: A selection of archival broadcast TV news clips, interviews and reactions to the film. (41:15)
  • Mr. Robbie: 'Maniac 2' Promo Reel (7:28)
  • Maniac Men Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky (10:38)
  • Dark Notes Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway (12:13)
  • The Death Dealer Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini (12:11)
  • Anna and the Killer Interview with Star Caroline Munro (13:08)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • and more! Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned Or In High Definition.

    Original English language along with Spanish, French, Italian and German dubbed options .

    Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai

  • Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA Unrated ~88:00s US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated

     

     

    Shopping: Nemesis...

    1992 Denmark / USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Albert Pyun set for US Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 8th January 2019 with 3 versions


    Link Here 9th December 2018
    Nemesis is a 1992 Denmark / USA action Sci-Fi thriller by Albert Pyun.
    Starring Olivier Gruner, Tim Thomerson and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated and is missing violence found in several extended versions. The Director's Cut, the Japanese Version and UK Version all feature similar extended violence and a darker alternative ending, but it unclear as to which of these is the definitive version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 MVD Collectors Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's cut + Extended Japanese versions] (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 8th January 2019

    Promotional Material

    IN THE FUTURE... IT PAYS TO BE MORE THAN HUMAN.

    Los Angeles, 2027. Troubled cyborg cop Alex (Olivier Gruner, Angel Town) is ordered by police commissioner Farnsworth (Tim Thomerson, Near Dark) to apprehend his former partner and lover Jared (Marjorie Monaghan, Regarding Henry), accused of smuggling data to information terrorists plotting to kill government officials. Systems cowboys, bio enhanced gangsters and cyborg outlaws all play a part in this battle of man vs. machine.

    Directed by Albert Pyun (Cyborg, Crazy Six), NEMESIS is a ''provocative, sleek thriller'' (LA Times) that features an all-star supporting cast that includes Brion James (Blade Runner), Thomas Jane (Boogie Nights), Academy Award® Nominee* Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Planet of the Apes), Thom Mathews (The Return of the Living Dead), Yuji Okumoto (Inception) and Deborah Shelton (Body Double).

    *2007: Best Supporting Actor, Little Children

    DISC 1: BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature in both 2.35:1 and 1.78:1 aspect ratios
  • Audio: English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Stereo, French 2.0 Stereo, German 2.0 Stereo
  • Subtitles: English SDH, German
  • NEW! 2018 Interview with Producer Eric Karson (HD)
  • NEW! 2018 Interview with Director Albert Pyun (HD)
  • ''Nemesis 2.0'' (aka ''Director s Cut'') with Director s Commentary audio (SD, 2.35:1, 92:29)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:26)

    DISC 2: DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • ''Nemesis 2.0'' (aka ''Director s Cut'')(SD, 2.35:1, 87:49)
  • Japanese Extended Cut (SD, 1.33:1, 95:49) (w/ Japanese subtitles burnt-in)
  • Introduction by Albert Pyun (SD, 2:19)
  • Introduction by Olivier Gruner (SD, 3:13)
  • Afterword by Albert Pyun (SD, 0:48)
  • 'Behind The Scenes: The Making of Nemesis' (SD, 7:13)
  • Interview with Olivier Gruner (SD, 2:18)
  • 'Making Of - Stunts & Effects' (SD, 2:43)
  • 'Making Of - Visual Effects' (SD, 1:41)
  • 'Killcount' featurette (SD, 2:26)
  • Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery (SD, 3:00)
  • Key Art Photo Gallery (SD, 2:20)
  • TV Spots (SD, 4:43)
  • Collectible Mini-Poster

    *Special Features May Not Be Rated, Closed Captioned or In High Definition and are subject to change.

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    Shopping: De Palma and De Niro: The Early Films...

    2 films by Brian De Palma just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 6th December 2018
    Greetings is a 1968 USA comedy drama by Brian De Palma.
    Starring Jonathan Warden, Robert De Niro and Gerrit Graham. BBFC link IMDb
    The film was given the first MPAA X rating for its theatrical release. It was later cut for an R rating. A short version was passed X for UK cinema release in 1969 but home videos have all been 18 uncut.
    The Wedding Party is a 1969 USA comedy by Brian De Palma (as Brian DePalma), Wilford Leach...
    Starring Valda Setterfield, Raymond McNally and John Braswell. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    Hi, Mom! is a 1970 USA comedy drama by Brian De Palma (as Brian DePalma).
    Starring Robert De Niro, Allen Garfield and Lara Parker. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2018 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 3rd December 2018

    Promotional Material

    In 1963, Robert De Niro stepped in front of a movie camera for the first time. The resulting film, a low-budget black and white comedy called The Wedding Party , would take three years to complete, and another three years to be released, but it would also establish a hugely important working relationship for the aspiring actor. One of the filmmakers, long before he became synonymous with suspense thanks to Carrie, Dressed to Kill and other classics, was Brian De Palma. He and De Niro would team up again in the next few years for two more comedies, both with a countercultural bent.

    Greetings , the first film to receive an X certificate in the United States, is a freewheeling satire focusing on a trio of twentysomething friends a conspiracy theorist, a filmmaker, and a voyeur played by De Niro as they try to avoid the Vietnam War draft. Hi, Mom! , originally named Son of Greetings, returns to De Niro s voyeur, now an aspiring maker of adult films, for another humorous glimpse at late-sixties society, this time turning its attentions to experimental theatre, cinéma vérité, the African American experience, and the white middle classes.

    Brought together for the first time and each newly restored by Arrow Films especially for this release these three films offer a fascinating insight into the early careers of two American cinema s major talents.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of The Wedding Party from the original film negative, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films
  • Brand new 2K restorations of Greetings and Hi, Mom! from original film materials, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films
  • Original uncompressed mono soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on all three films
  • Brand new commentary on Greetings by Glenn Kenny, author of Robert De Niro: Anatomy of an Actor
  • Brand new appreciation of Brian De Palma and Robert De Niro s collaborations by critic and filmmaker Howard S. Berger
  • Brand new interviews with Charles Hirsch, writer-producer of Greetings and Hi, Mom!
  • Brand new interview with actor Gerrit Graham on Greetings, Hi, Mom! and his other collaborations with Brian De Palma
  • Brand new interview with actor Peter Maloney on Hi, Mom!
  • Hi, Mom! theatrical trailer
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
  • Limited collector s edition booklet featuring new writing on the films by Brad Stevens, Chris Dumas and Christina Newland, plus an archive interview with Brian De Palma and Charles Hirsch
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    Shopping: Dances With Wolves...

    1990 USA / UK western adventure drama by Kevin Costner just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 3rd December 2018
    Dances With Wolves is a 1990 USA / UK western adventure drama by Kevin Costner.
    Starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell and Graham Greene. IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and Director's Cut.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    INCLUDES THE ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING THEATRICAL CUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY!
    Kevin Costner stars in and directs this triumphant masterpiece written by Michael Blake, based on his novel. This breathtaking Steelbook Collector's Edition includes the original theatrical cut for the first time on Blu-ray, an extended cut of the film and an entire disc of bonus features. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, this modern classic tells the story of Lt. Dunbar (Costner), a Civil War hero who befriends a tribe of Native Americans while stationed at a desolate outpost on the frontier. What follows is a series of unforgettable moments: from Dunbar's tender scenes with Stands With A Fist (Mary McDonnell), to the thrilling, action-packed buffalo hunt. Experience the excitement, emotion and sweeping beauty of this cinematic treasure as never before on Blu-ray!

     

     

    Shopping: The Killing of Sister George...

    1968 USA drama by Robert Aldrich, once cut by the bBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 2nd December 2018
    The Killing of Sister George is a 1968 USA drama by Robert Aldrich.
    Starring Beryl Reid, Susannah York and Coral Browne. IMDb  

    Uncut in the US but the film was saddled with and X rating for 1968 release. The film was re-rated to R in 1972. The film was cut by the BBFC for an X rating in 1968 but several local councils were happy for the film to be screened uncut in their areas. Later was uncut and 18 rated for home video.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    • 2018 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Legendary director Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen, The Grissom Gang) turns up the heat in this steamy, provocative and expertly executed movie starring Beryl Reid (Trial and Error) and Susannah York (The Maids, Gold). Sexy, sensitive and darkly humorous, The Killing of Sister George is a racy romp that's entertaining, explicit and sensational. June (Reid) is the star of a TV soap opera... and she has the ego to prove it. But when she begins to suspect that the network is planning to kill off her character--and that her boss is out to seduce her beautiful young lover (York)--June spirals out of control. And as she's transformed from demanding diva into hair-trigger harridan, TV's grandest of dames proves that underneath it all... she ain't no lady. Coral Browne (The Ruling Class) and Patricia Medina (Sangaree) co-stars in this classic drama with a dark sense of humor.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
    -NEW Audio Commentary with Film Historian David Del Valle and Actor/Filmmaker Michael Varrati
    -NEW Interview with Lighting / Camera Operator Brian West
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Basic Instinct 2...

    2006 UK / Germany / Spain / USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Caton-Jones, cut in the US, just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 1st December 2018
    Basic Instinct 2 is a 2006 UK / Germany / Spain / USA crime mystery thriller by Michael Caton-Jones.
    Starring Sharon Stone, David Morrissey and David Thewlis. BBFC link IMDb

    US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated for:
    US: The Theatrical Version is cut for an MPAA R rating for:

    • 2018 MVD [Unrated + Theatrical Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018
    US Censorship History.
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Some cuts were restored for the Unrated Version.

    See details at Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 35: Basic Instinct Special Edition

    Promotional Material

    She captivated moviegoers with her raw sensuality and steel heart in the original Basic Instinct. Now Academy Award® Nominee Sharon Stone (Casino) is back as the notorious crime novelist, Catherine Tramell. This time she proves to be respected criminal psychologist Dr. Michael Glass' (David Morrissey, Centurion) deadliest challenge. With professional boundaries blurred by obsession, Dr. Glass is lured into a murderous web of lies and deceit and begins a torrid affair with Tramell that takes him to the point of no return. As their passions rise, so does the body count - and Dr. Glass faces a choice that will change his life forever.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of both the R-Rated 114 Minute Theatrical Version and Unrated 116 Minute Extended Cut of the film in its original 2.40:1 theatrical aspect ratio
    • Audio: English 5.1 Surround & French 5.1 Surround
    • English, English SDH and French Subtitles
    • "Between The Sheets: A Look Inside Basic Instinct 2" Featurette
    • Audio Commentary by Director Michael Canton-Jones (Theatrical Version)
    • 10 Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
    • Alternate Ending
    • Original Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Nighthawks...

    1981 USA action crime thriller by Bruce Malmuth and Gary Nelson, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 30th November 2018
    Nighthawks is a 1981 USA action crime thriller by Bruce Malmuth and Gary Nelson (uncredited).
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer and Billy Dee Williams. BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut in the US for an R rated Theatrical Release. This version has been distributed worldwide since.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence:
    • 2018 Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018
    • 2018 Final Cut Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    New York cops Deke Da Silva (Sylvester Stallone) and Willis Fox (Billy Dee Williams) are on a mission to track down Wulfar (Rutger Hauer), the remorseless terrorist who blew up a department store in London. They follow the murderer's trail back to New York City, where the action really begins to hot up.

     

     

    Shopping: Age of Consent...

    1969 Australia comedy romance by Michael Powell, once cut for a BBFC 'A' rating, just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 29th November 2018
    Age of Consent is a 1969 Australia comedy romance by Michael Powell.
    Starring James Mason, Helen Mirren and Jack MacGowran. BBFC link IMDb
    The film was originally passed X uncut by the BBFC but the distributors decided to cut the film for an 'A" rating. The same cut version was released on 15 rated VHS in 1986 and 1995. The uncut version was rated 12 for 2008 DVD. The Director's Cut is MPAA R rated
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate nudity and sex references:
    • 2018 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th November 2018
    • 2018 Powerhouse Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    There is also a US release.

    Promotional Material

    Based on Norman Lindsay's controversial autobiographical 1935 novel, Age of Consent is the story of an artist (James Mason), grown tired of producing art for wealthy Americans, who moves to the wilds of Australia s Great Barrier Reef where he meets Cora (Helen Mirren), a teenage girl who inspires him and becomes his muse as well as the object of his desire.

    The penultimate film from the great Michael Powell (Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, Peeping Tom) Age of Consent explores the obsessive nature of an artist approaching the twilight of his career. Misjudged and mis-handled on its initial release (when the distributor removed key scenes and re-scored the film), Age of Consent is now regarded as one of Powell s key works.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Two presentations of the film: The Film Foundation's 2005 restoration of the original 106-minute Director's Cut; and the 96-minute 1969 Theatrical Version
    • The John Player Lecture with Michael Powell: The Beauty of the Image (1971): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Kevin Gough-Yates at London s National Film Theatre \
    • The Guardian Interview with Michael Powell (1986): archival audio recording of the filmmaker in conversation with Sheila Whitaker at the National Film Theatre
    • Audio commentary with film historian Kent Jones (2009)
    • Ian Christie on Michael Powell and Age of Consent (2018): the respected academic and author of Arrows of Desire: Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger discusses Powell s life and work
    • Making 'Age of Consent' (2009, 17 mins): Kevin Powell, composer Peter Sculthorpe and editor Anthony Buckley recall the turbulent production and release history of the film
    • Martin Scorsese on Age of Consent (2009, 6 mins): the acclaimed director discusses the impact and legacy of Powell s film
    • Helen Mirren: A Conversation with Cora (2009, 13 mins): the award-winning actor reflects on one of her earliest and most memorable film roles
    • Down Under with Ron and Valerie Taylor (2009, 10 mins): a conversation with the celebrated underwater photographers
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Samm Deighan, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film. Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

     

     

    Shopping: Zombie...

    1979 Italian video nasty by Lucio Fulci just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 28th November 2018
    Zombie (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters) is a 1979 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
    With Tisa Farrow and Ian McCulloch. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC from 1992 to 1999. BBFC uncut since 2005. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Blue Underground 40th Anniversary Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

    In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line ''WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!''; Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

    Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from uncensored original camera negative!
  • 3-Disc Set includes High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentation + a Blu-ray PACKED with bonus material + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with score by Fabio Frizzi
  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 2.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, English for Italian Audio
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Introduction by Academy Award® Winner Guillermo del Toro
  • Zombie Wasteland Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover Academy Award ® Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower
  • Poster and Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
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    Aquaman...

    Dampeners for the UK cinema release as the film is cut for a 12A rating


    Link Here 27th November 2018
    Aquaman is a 2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan.
    Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman. BBFC link IMDb

    Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

    The UK cinema release has been cut for a 12A rating. 2D and 3D versions were passed 12A for moderate violence, scenes of sustained threat after BBFC advised pre-cuts: advised pre-cuts:

    The BBFC commented:
    • This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by removing bloody detail. When the film was submitted for formal classification the bloody detail had been removed and the film was classified 12A.

    Meanwhile in the US the film was rated MPAA PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

     

     

    Shopping: The Case Of The Bloody Iris...

    1972 Italy mystery thriller by Giuliano Carnimeo, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 25th November 2018
    The Case of the Bloody Iris is a 1972 Italy mystery thriller by Giuliano Carnimeo (as Anthony Ascott).
    Starring Edwige Fenech, George Hilton and Paola Quattrini. BBFC link IMDb  

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1973. Uncut and 18 rated on DVD.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    Topless wrestling? Check. Brutal murders? Check. A trippy sex cult? Check. Edwige Fenech in various states of undress? Triple check! Debonair George Hilton? Of course! Shameless proudly presents giallo s own royalty, the iconic Fenech-Hilton dream-team in their third sensuous outing on Shameless: THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS.

    After two beautiful women are murdered in an apartment block, Jennifer (Edwige Fenech) and Marilyn (Paola Quattrini) move into the flat of one of the slaughtered girls. But before long, the unknown predatory pervert turns his salacious attentions to the gorgeous Jennifer. The list of suspects includes a woman and her deformed son, a crazy lesbian and even Jennifer s own lover.

    Serenaded with Bruno Nicolai's enrapturing score and featuring lush cinematography from Stelvio Massi, this long-sought-after 70s sleaze gem, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo (of jaw-dropping RATMAN fame), is now available for your delectation. Shameless invites you to solve THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • A new 2K scan with extensive restoration made for Shameless
  • All new improved English subtitles on the optional Italian (second audio)
  • A new candid chat with the amazing George Hilton
  • A new scintillating chat with star Paola Quattrini
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    South Wind...

    The latest cinema release cut for category


    Link Here 24th November 2018

    South Wind (Juzni Vetar) is a 2018 Serbia crime film by Milos Avramovic.
    Starring Milos Bikovic, Miodrag Radonjic and Dragan Bjelogrlic. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut Small 15 Small UK: Passed 15 for strong violence, sex, sex references, drug misuse, very strong language after 43s of BBFC category cuts ( 129:43s ) :
    • 2018 cinema release
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company chose to reduce a scene of sadistic bloody violence, featuring accompanying very strong language, in order to obtain a 15 classification.  An uncut 18 classification was available.

    Juzni Vetar was earlier passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence ( 130:26s ) but the distributors preferred a cut 15 release.

    Summary Notes

    A story about Petar Maras, a Belgrade criminal in his late twenties, whose one reckless move causes an avalanche of events that will greatly affect the lives of those around him.

     

     

    Shopping: The Last Seduction...

    1994 UK / USA crime thriller by John Dahl just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 24th November 2018
    The Last Seduction is a 1994 UK / USA crime thriller by John Dahl.
    Starring Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg and Bill Pullman. IMDb

    No US or UK censor cuts for either the Theatrical Version or the Extended Version

    US: The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    From acclaimed filmmaker John Dahl, the director of Kill Me Again, Red Rock West, Rounders, Unforgettable and Joy Ride - Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino, Men in Black, Jade) seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and a marriage to Clay, a wealthy physician (Bill Pullman, Lake Placid, Independence Day). But everything isn't enough for Bridget, who persuades her husband to make dirty deals on prescription drugs and then runs with the profit. Now incognito in a mid-American small town. Bridget draws a naive local, Mike Swale (Peter Berg, A Midnight Clear, Late for Dinner) into a smoldering affair. Passion, greed and revenge forge a desperate triangle between the three as Bridget draws her unknowing victims deeper into her deadly web of deceit. The stellar cast also includes J.T. Walsh (Breakdown), Dean Norris (TV's Breaking Bad) Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary with Director John Dahl, moderated by Nathaniel Thompson
    -The Art of Seduction Featurette with Dahl, Star Bill Pullman and Writer Steve Barancik
    -Behind-the-Scenes Footage
    -Deleted Scenes with optional Commentary
    -Alternate Ending with optional Commentary
    -Stills Gallery
    -Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Dracula: Prince Of Darkness...

    1966 UK horror by Terence Fisher set for US Blu-ray release on 18th December 2018 with 2 versions


    Link Here 21st November 2018
    Dracula: Prince Of Darkness is a 1966 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Andrew Keir. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1966. The same cut version was 15 rated when released on VHS and DVD but passed 15 uncut after restoration in 2012. There was also a cut US Version but this was replaced by the longer UK Version.
    US: The UK Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    US:
    The US Version is cut or shortened:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory [UK + US Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th December 2018

    Promotional Material

    Four English tourists find themselves stranded in the mysterious village of Karlsbad, a sinister and remote place with a deadly, dark legend. Their journey leads them to an abandoned castle where a nightmarish destiny awaits them: an evil in need of resurrection, a blood-craving beast known only as Count Dracula, Prince of Darkness (Christopher Lee, The Lord Of The Rings films, Wicker Man). Released in 1966, this film presents the legendary Lee's second outing as Dracula, with Hammer Films pushing the cinematic boundaries of graphic gore and terror.

    Bonus Features
    • Two Versions! The UK Version And The U.S. Version
    • NEW 4K Scan Of The Interpositive Of The US Version From The 20th Century Fox Vaults
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Author Troy Howarth
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker Constantine Nasr And Writer/Producer Steve Haberman
    • Audio Commentary With Cast Members Christopher Lee, Suzan Farmer, Francis Matthews, And Barbara Shelley
    • World Of Hammer Episode "Dracula And The Undead"
    • Back To Black -- The Making Of Dracula: Prince Of Darkness
    • Super 8mm Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • Still Gallery

     

     

    Shopping: The Blood Island Collection...

    Set just released on US Blu-ray with all 4 films once cut by the BBFC


    Link Here 21st November 2018
    Terror is a Man is a 1959 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror romance by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry de Leon) and Eddie Romero (co-director).
    Starring Francis Lederer, Greta Thyssen and Richard Derr. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1964. Uncut and 15 rated since 2005 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Brides of Blood is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero.
    Starring Kent Taylor, Beverly Powers and John Ashley. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Uncut for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Beast of Blood is a 1970 Philippines / USA horror adventure by Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall and Eddie Garcia. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1970. Uncut on pre-cert VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films The Blood Island Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION - The Complete BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy Plus The Acclaimed Prequel, Newly Remastered On Blu-Ray For The First Time Ever!

    They've been called "defiantly lurid" (1000MisspentHours.com), "delightfully depraved" (FlickAttack.com) and "blood-soaked and naked broad-filled" (MrSkin.com). Their cult of fans are worldwide. And for more than fifty years, these four monster shockers from Filipino directors Gerry de Leon and Eddie Romero have stunned drive-in, grindhouse and VHS audiences, became the foundation of infamous exploitation distributors Hemisphere Pictures and Independent-International, and remain among the most insane/esteemed classics in horror history. Severin Films is now proud to present The BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy and its celebrated prequel, all featuring uncut scans from recently discovered film elements and oozing with all-new Special Features!

    THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION is a limited, numbered edition release of only 3500 units.

    Special Features:

    Disc 1 - BRIDES OF BLOOD:
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Jungle Fury : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Here Comes the Bride : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Beverly Hills on Blood Island : Interview with Actress Beverly Powers a.k.a. Beverly Hills.
    Alternate BRIDES OF BLOOD ISLAND title sequence and JUNGLE FURY title card.
    Teaser Trailer.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 2 - MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND:
    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    Disc 3 - BEAST OF BLOOD: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Celeste and The Beast : An Interview with Celeste Yarnall.
    Dr. Lorca's Blood Devils : Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
    Super 8 Digest Version.
    Trailer.
    Radio Spot.
    Poster and Stills Gallery.

    Disc 4 - TERROR IS A MAN:
    Man Becomes Creature : Interview with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Dawn of Blood Island : Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Terror Creature : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    When The Bell Rings : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

    CD Bonus Disc: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

     

     

    Shopping: Cliffhanger...

    1993 Italy/France/USA action adventure thriller by Renny Harlin just released on UK Blu-ray with a history of censor cuts


    Link Here 20th November 2018
    Cliffhanger is a 1993 Italy/France/USA action adventure thriller by Renny Harlin.
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow and Michael Rooker. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema, and further cut still for VHS and DVD. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2008 Blu-ray

    See Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge: Detailed cuts to Cliffhanger

    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 for strong violence and language :
    • 2018 Studiocanal RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018
    • 2018 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    She was an experienced climber, she trusted him to rescue her, but something went wrong high above the valley floor and Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) has been blaming himself for her death ever since. Unable to deal with the tragedy, Gabe quit his job with the Rocky Mountain Rescue team and fled from his cherished mountains, leaving behind his self-esteem, his friends and the woman he loves.

    Now he must return to those dreaded peaks, where he finds himself trapped in a desperate battle against ruthless criminals, unforgiving nature and himself in Cliffhanger.

    Special Features

    Commentary with Director Renny Harlin and Sylvester Stallone
    Technical Crew Commentary
    Personal Introduction from Renny Harlin
    Deleted Scenes
    Stallone on the Edge: The Making of Cliffhanger
    Special Effects: Sarah's Fall & The Helicopter Explosion
    Storyboard Comparisons
    Trailer Introduction from Renny Harlin

     

     

    Shopping: Alpha...

    2018 USA family adventure drama by Albert Hughes just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 2 versions


    Link Here 20th November 2018
    Alpha is a 2018 USA family adventure drama by Albert Hughes.
    Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe and Leonor Varela. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version.
    US: The Extended Version is MPAA Unrated:
    US: The Theatrical Version was passedPG-13 for some intense peril:
    • 2018 Sony [Extended + Theatrical versions] R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018
    • 2018 Sony [Theatrical version only] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Alpha is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. While on his ¬ first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to ¬find himself broken and alone, he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learns to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to ¬ find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

     

     

    Shopping: Perversion Story...

    1969 Italy / France / Spain mystery thriller by Lucio Fulci just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th November 2018
    Perversion Story is a 1969 Italy / France / Spain mystery thriller by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell and Elsa Martinelli. IMDb
    Co-production ended up in several shortened versions. The film was cut by the BBFC for X rated 1971 cinema release titled One on Top of the Other .

    This release is the European Version which is the longest available.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Perversion Story - What is the most incredible thing a woman ever did for $1,000,000?

    Dr. George Dumurrier is looking for money to expand the San Francisco based clinic he runs with his brother. He is also having an affair with Jane, a glamorous fashion photographer. When Dumurrier's wife Susan dies following an asthma attack, leaving him a million dollar insurance pay-out, it seems that all his problems are solved - until an anonymous phone call sends him to the Roaring 20s strip club where he is astonished to discover that its featured performer, the dangerously desirable Monica Weston, looks exactly like his dead wife. As he tries to unravel this mystery, George learns that the police are now investigating his wife's death and that he is under suspicion of murder.

    Masterfully directed by Lucio Fulci, PREVERSION STORY just predates LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN and is equally compelling, mysterious and seductive. This fully restored Blu-ray release is the longest version available.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    HD transfer from original negative.
    Full extended European version.
    Interview with star Jean Sorel.
    Interview with star Elsa Martinelli.
    Interview with writer Stephen Thrower.
    Original artwork by Justin Coffee.
    English/Italian language choice.
    Original trailer.
    Mondo Macabro previews.

     

     

    Shopping: Bloodlust...

    1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda, heavily cut in the UK, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th November 2018
    Bloodlust is a 1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda.
    Starring Werner Pochath, Ellen Umlauf and Birgit Zamulo. IMDb
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. The VHS was seized by the authorities during the Video Nasty panic. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Mondo Macabro (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

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

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

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

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

     

     

    Shopping: Mad Doctor of Blood Island...

    1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th November 2018
    Mad Doctor of Blood Island is a 1968 Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror adventure by Gerardo de Leon (as Gerry DeLeon) and Eddie Romero.
    Starring John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn and Ronald Remy. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1971. Cut for animal cruelty for 18 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND - The Most Extreme BLOOD ISLAND Of Them All - Now Uncut In 4k For The First Time Ever!

    In perhaps the most infamous film in the BLOOD ISLAND trilogy, co-directors Eddie Romero and Gerry de Leon upped the already over-the-top nudity, violence, horny monster havoc and unmatched WTF?-ness of the first movie to deliver what Dangerous Minds hails as, "One of the greatest/nastiest/goriest films of the 1960s."

    AIP-leading-man-turned-producer John Ashley (HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI, THE A-TEAM) and '60s-starlet-turned-'80s-porn-queen Angelique Pettyjohn (STAR TREK, TITILLATION) star in this "horrifying nightmare of a thousand frightening dreams" - also known as GRAVE DESIRES and TOMB OF THE LIVING DEAD - now scanned in 4k from a recently discovered camera negative and presented totally uncut for the first time ever, including the legendary "Oath of Green Blood" prologue!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Audio Commentary with Horror Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman. Tombs of the Living Dead : Interview with Pete Tombs, Co-Author of "Immoral Tales."
    A Taste of Blood : Interview with Critic Mark Holcomb.
    The Mad Director of Blood Island : Archival Interview with Co-Director Eddie Romero.
    Trailer.
    Poster & Still Gallery.

     

     

    Once Upon a Deadpool...

    A festive version of Deadpool 2 was cut in the US for a PG-13 rating, but it doesn't make the cut for an equivalent BBFC 12A rating


    Link Here 17th November 2018
    Full story: Deadpool and Deadpool 2...Superhero films with a little bit more adult appeal
    Once Upon a Deadpool (Deadpool 2 Re-edited Version) is a 2018 USA action comedy adventure by David Leitch.
    Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin. BBFC link IMDb

    Deadpool 2 was initially released as an MPAA R rated Theatrical Version and an unrated extended 'Super Duper $@%!#& Cut', Both are 15 rated by the BBFC.

    Later the film was cut for an MPAA PG-13 rated festive version titled Once Upon a Deadpool. This version was rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, crude sexual content, language, thematic elements and brief drug material.

    Once Upon a Deadpool retained its 15 rating in the UK but the BBFC consumer advice demonstrates that it has been toned down. The original Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex references, very strong language, whilst Once Upon a Deadpool was passed 15 for strong violence, crude humour. So it seems that blood has been deleted from the violence, sex references have been removed, and strong language has been cut.

     

     

    Shopping: Death Wish 1-5 Blu Ray Box Set...

    2018 film set just released on UK Blu-ray with BBFC cuts still required for Death Wish 2


    Link Here 17th November 2018
    Death Wish 1-5 Blu Ray Box Set is a 2018 film by Michael Winner and J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Vincent Gardenia.
    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2018 Final Cut [Death Wish 1-5] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018
    Death Wish is a 1974 USA crime thriller by Michael Winner.
    With Charles Bronson, Hope Lange and Vincent Gardenia. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release but banned (or rather 'delayed') for 13 years on VHS. Eventually released with cuts for 18 rated VHS in 2000. The BBFC later waived its cuts for 18 rated DVD in 2006. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    Death Wish 2 is a 1982 US vigilante film by Michael Winner.
    With Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Vincent Gardenia. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Similarly and extensively cut by both the BBFC and for an MPAA R rating. There is an uncut US Unrated version. Generally uncut in Europe.
    Death Wish 3 is a 1985 US vigilante film by Michael Winner.
    With Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin and Ed Lauter. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut in the UK at the cinema and on DVD but was cut for VHS. Uncut in the US.
    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown is a 1987 US vigilante drama by J Lee Thompson.
    With Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz and John P. Ryan.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 1988 cinema and VHS. Cuts waived for 2006 DVD. Uncut in the US.
    Death Wish V: The Face of Death is a 1994 USA/Canada action crime thriller by Allan A Goldstein.
    With Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down and Michael Parks. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Never cut in the UK or US

    Promotional Material

    All five films in the series starring Charles Bronson as a vigilante out for revenge.

    In 'Death Wish' (1974) mild-mannered New York architect Paul Kersey (Bronson) takes the law into his own hands after his wife is murdered and his daughter raped by a gang of thugs. Jeff Goldblum makes his big-screen debut as one of the unfortunate muggers.

    In 'Death Wish 2' (1981), after the suicide of his daughter in response to another violent attack, Kersey returns to the streets to deal out revenge to her assailants on a one by one basis.

    'Death Wish 3' (1985) sees Kersey, still distraught at the loss of his family, take his rage out on street gangs with weapons including sub-machine guns and missile launchers.

    In 'Death Wish 4 - The Crackdown' (1987) the death of his girlfriend's daughter from an overdose makes Kersey determined to wipe out L.A.'s drug dealers.

    Finally, in 'Death Wish 5 - The Face of Death' (1993) the harassment of Kersey's girlfriend Livia (Lesley-Anne Down) by her ex-husband, O'Shea (Michael Parks), a Mafia boss using her business to launder money, forces Kersey back towards the gun cupboard one final time.

     

     

    Shopping: Cecilia...

    1983 France / Belgium adult romance by Olivier Mathot and Jesus Franco, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 17th November 2018
    Cecilia is a 1983 France / Belgium adult romance by Olivier Mathot (as Claude Plaut) and Jesús Franco (uncredited).
    Starring Muriel Montossé, Antonio Mayans and Antonio de Cabo. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1985. Uncut and 18 rated for 2018 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong sex with previous BBFC cuts waived:
    • 2018 Screenbound/Maison Rouge R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    After repeatedly flaunting her peerless body to her servants, snobbish aristocrat Cecila (Muriel Montrossé) becomes the victim of abuse. But the experience triggers a carnal awakening, full of socialite sex parties and woodland orgies. And before long, Cecilia finds her amorous adventures spinning out of control, particularly when her husband decides to join in on the free-love lifestyle.

     

     

    Shopping: Braveheart...

    1995 USA action war biography by Mel Gibson, cut in the US and UK, just released on UK 4k Blu-ray


    Link Here 16th November 2018
    Braveheart is a 1995 USA action war biography by Mel Gibson.
    Starring Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau and Patrick McGoohan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. This was then further cut by the BBFC for cinema, VHS and DVD. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2009 Blu-ray.

    See the BBFC cuts in an episode of Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Quick Trims on YouTube

    UK: The cut US Theatrical Version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for strong bloody violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

     

     

    Shopping: Reinventing Marvin...

    2017 France drama by Anne Fontaine just released on UK DVD with BBFC cuts


    Link Here 15th November 2018
    Reinventing Marvin is a 2017 France drama by Anne Fontaine.
    Starring Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois and Vincent Macaigne. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC cuts were required for 15 rated cinema release and DVD in 2018.

    The BBFC commented:

    • Cuts required to remove potentially indecent images of a child in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1978.

    The BBFC further commented in board meeting minutes:

    Reinventing Marvin is a French drama submitted for cinema classification which features a scene in which the central character is subjected to a sexual assault by an older boy at school.

    The Head of Compliance requested proofs of age for the actors involved, which confirmed the central character is played by an actor who was 15 at the time of filming while the older boy is played by an actor who was 18.

    The scene was viewed again by the President and Chief Executive who concluded that the scene includes a potentially indecent image of a child within the meaning of the Protection of Children Act 1978. Accordingly, a cut was required.

    The company appealed against the proposed cut, submitting documentary proof that included parental consent and information about the child protection steps taken on set.

    The scene was viewed again by the President, Chief Executive, Head of Compliance and Compliance Manager in the light of those further assurances. However, it was concluded that the fact the film makers did not intend to create an indecent image does not alter the fact of the indecency of the image in question. The cut was upheld and has now been made.

    UK: Passed 15 for sexual violence, strong language, sex, nudity after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2018 Peccadillo/Saffron Hill R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Marvin is different. He is a quiet, sensitive and artistic fifteen-year-old with an unwitting attraction to other boys. This makes him victim to forceful bullying, both at school and within the confines of his impoverished home, making his situation unbearable. With the support of his teacher, Marvin discovers his thirst for theatre, and its transformative power of becoming someone else. Refusing to be victimised, Marvin moves to Paris to reinvent himself.

    As a theatre student, he swiftly befriends the right people including legendary actress Isabelle Huppert (playing herself), and with her help, begins to exorcise the ghosts of his childhood.

    Winner of the Queer Lion at the Venice International Film Festival, Reinventing Marvin is a powerful, uplifting story of a young man's quest, against all odds, to be himself.

     

     

    Shopping: The Equalizer 2...

    2018 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua set for a cut version for UK Blu-ray and DVD, but an uncut 4k Blu-ray release on 10th December 2018


    Link Here 13th November 2018
    The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua.
    Starring Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington and Bill Pullman. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC Category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2018. Thanks to Ben who notes that the same cut version looks set for 15 rated DVD and Blu-ray, but the 4k Blu-ray is uncut and 18 rated. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    A cut DVD/Blu-ray with an uncut 4k Bu-ray follows the same patterns as for the home video release for the original, The Equalizer.

    UK: The uncut 18 rated version looks set for
    • 2018 Sony Pictures RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th December 2018

    UK: The cut version will be 15 rated for

    The BBFC commented:
    • This film was originally seen for advice at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be classified 18 uncut but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making reductions to scenes of strong violence and gore. When the film was submitted for formal classification these scenes had been acceptably reduced.

    Promotional Material

    Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed,  but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

     

     

    Shopping: Hudson Hawk...

    1991 USA action comedy adventure by Michael Lehmann, cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 13th November 2018
    Hudson Hawk is a 1991 USA action comedy adventure by Michael Lehmann.
    Starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello and Andie MacDowell. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for all UK releases with a 15 rating. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    There's been no recent esubmission to the BBFC so this could be the UK version missing a 3s scene showing lock picking.

    UK: Passed 15 after compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2018 Signal One Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray/R2 Combo at UK Amazon released on 5th November 2018
    • 2018 Signal One Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten to kill his friend Tommy.

    • World Blu-ray Premiere
    • High Definition Transfer
    • Introduction with Director Michael Lehman
    • Interview with Director Michael Lehmann
    • Audio Commentary with Director Michael Lehmann
    • Hudson Hawk Theme by Dr.John Music Video
    • My Journey to Minerva Featurette
    • The Story of Hudson Hawk Featurette
    • Still Gallery
    • Original Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Blood Harvest...

    1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane, once cut in the US and UK, just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 13th November 2018
    Blood Harvest is a 1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane.
    Starring Tiny Tim, Itonia Salchek and Dean West. BBFC link IMDb
    Pre-cut for 1989 and further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. All these cuts were restored for 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Previously cut and MPAA Unrated in the US but uncut since 2018.
    UK: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for import:

    Promotional Material

    Jill has just returned home from college to the rural farm community where she grew up, only to discover that her parents have mysteriously vanished. Learning that her father, a banker, has become the local pariah for overseeing land foreclosures on local farmers, Jill quickly becomes the victim of a series of strange and increasingly depraved assaults. With only her childhood friend and former lover, Gary, and his mentally unstable brother, Mervo ( Tiny Tim ), willing to believe her, Jill begins to fear for her life. All the while, a stocking-masked killer is abducting, torturing, and brutally killing those closest to Jill...

    An unrelentingly grim and perverse psycho-sexual thriller, BLOOD HARVEST mixes gruesome throat slashings, copious amounts of T&A, and an unhinged supporting performance from music sensation, Tiny Tim. Long available only in heavily cut and grey market editions, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents BLOOD HARVEST on Blu-Ray, fully uncut, uncensored, and newly restored in 4k from its recently discovered original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:

    1. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 16mm original camera negative
    2. Brand new commentary track with producer and co-writer Leszek Burzynski
    3. Tiny Tim in Niagara Falls (September 3rd, 1987)
    4. Booklet with essay by Tiny Tim biographer Justin A. Martell
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: The Boston Strangler...

    1968 USA crime mystery thriller by Richard Fleischer, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 11th November 2018
    The Boston Strangler is a 1968 USA crime mystery thriller by Richard Fleischer.
    Starring Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda and George Kennedy. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1969. Cut again for 1988 18 rated VHS but the BBFC cuts were waived for 2004 18 rated DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Previously passed 18 for moderate nudity and violence after compulsory cuts:
    • 2018 Plan B Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray/R2 Combo at UK Amazon released on 5th November 2018
    • 2018 Plan B Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place) directs this 1968 adaptation of Gerold Frank s book about the real-life case of The Boston Strangler, a serial killer who terrorized Boston, murdering many women, and defying the efforts of a special division headed by John S. Bottomly (Henry Fonda) to catch him. Then the police zero in on Albert DeSalvo (Tony Curtis), a normal family man who may be suffering from a split personality.

    Dual Format Edition Special Features:

    • High Definition Transfer
    • UK Blu Ray Premiere
    • Original Mono Audio
    • Audio Commentary by Kat Ellinger Author and editor in chief of Diabolique Magazine
    • Split-Screen Personality William Friedkin on Richard Fleischer s The Boston Strangler
    • Real Killer, Fake Nose Richard Fleischer s Boston Strangler remembered
    • Out of His Mind: Richard Fleischer On The Boston Strangler
    • A Killers Emotions: Tony Curtis On The Boston Strangler
    • Still Gallery
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
    • Original Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Zombie...

    1979 Italian video nasty by Lucio Fulci set for 40th Anniversary restoration US Blu-ray release on 27th November 2018


    Link Here 10th November 2018
    Zombie (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters) is a 1979 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
    With Tisa Farrow and Ian McCulloch. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC from 1992 to 1999. BBFC uncut since 2005. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Blue Underground 40th Anniversary Limited Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 27th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

    In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line ''WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!''; Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

    Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from uncensored original camera negative!
  • 3-Disc Set includes High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentation + a Blu-ray PACKED with bonus material + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with score by Fabio Frizzi
  • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 2.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, English for Italian Audio
  • NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
  • NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
  • Introduction by Academy Award® Winner Guillermo del Toro
  • Zombie Wasteland Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
  • Flesh Eaters on Film Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Deadtime Stories Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
  • World of the Dead Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
  • Zombi Italiano Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
  • Notes on a Headstone Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
  • All in the Family Interview with Antonella Fulci
  • Zombie Lover Academy Award ® Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
  • BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower
  • Poster and Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
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    Shopping: Phantasm...

    1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli, cut for a US R rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 10th November 2018
    Phantasm is a 1979 USA Sci-Fi horror fantasy by Don Coscarelli.
    Starring A Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury and Reggie Bannister. IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This cut version has been released worldwide ever since.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Well Go Usa Steelbook RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th November 2018

    Promotional Material

    Pha ntasm presents Mike, Jody, Reggie, and the Tall Man as they've never been seen before. For the first time in high-definition, follow the trio in the remastered original classic that started it all, in which two brothers discover their local mortuary hides a legion of hooded killer dwarfs, a flying drill-ball, and the demonic mortician who enslaves the souls of the damned. Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
    • Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and cast members Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, & Bill Thornbury
    • Graveyard Cars
    • Interviews from 1979 with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

     

     

    Shopping: Blind Fury...

    1989 USA action crime comedy by Phillip Noyce just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 8th November 2018
    Blind Fury is a 1989 USA action crime comedy by Phillip Noyce.
    Starring Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn and Brandon Call. BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 1990. The cuts were restored for the subsequent 18 rated video release but a further cut was ordered re bomb making instructions. The film is uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Distributors Mediumrare haven't got a good track record on the censorship front so perhaps they will re-release the cut 18 rated version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Blind Fury

    UK: Previously passed 18 after compulsory BBFC cuts for:

    Summary Notes

    Nick Parker was a Vietnam vet who was blinded during the war. He was found by one of the local tribes, who taught him to enhance his remaining senses and to expertly wield a sword. On his return to the United States, he goes to visit an old Army buddy, Frank Devereaux, but discovers that he and his wife are divorced, and Frank no longer lives there. What they don't know is that Devereaux was playing in a crooked casino in Reno and accumulated a large debt. The casino boss is willing to forgive his debt if he does something for him: Devereaux is a chemist, and they want him to make designer drugs. In order to make sure he does it, they try to kidnap his son. But Nick is there, and Nick saves the boy. Thus begins a road trip to Vegas to protect the boy and save his friend, with the boss' henchmen in pursuit.

     

     

    Shopping: Blood Harvest...

    1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 8th November 2018
    Blood Harvest is a 1987 USA horror by Bill Rebane.
    Starring Tiny Tim, Itonia Salchek and Dean West. BBFC link IMDb
    Pre-cut for 1989 and further cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. All these cuts were restored for 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Previously cut and MPAA Unrated in the US but uncut since 2018.
    UK: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for import:

    Promotional Material

    Jill has just returned home from college to the rural farm community where she grew up, only to discover that her parents have mysteriously vanished. Learning that her father, a banker, has become the local pariah for overseeing land foreclosures on local farmers, Jill quickly becomes the victim of a series of strange and increasingly depraved assaults. With only her childhood friend and former lover, Gary, and his mentally unstable brother, Mervo ( Tiny Tim ), willing to believe her, Jill begins to fear for her life. All the while, a stocking-masked killer is abducting, torturing, and brutally killing those closest to Jill...

    An unrelentingly grim and perverse psycho-sexual thriller, BLOOD HARVEST mixes gruesome throat slashings, copious amounts of T&A, and an unhinged supporting performance from music sensation, Tiny Tim. Long available only in heavily cut and grey market editions, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents BLOOD HARVEST on Blu-Ray, fully uncut, uncensored, and newly restored in 4k from its recently discovered original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 16mm original camera negative
    2. Brand new commentary track with producer and co-writer Leszek Burzynski
    3. Tiny Tim in Niagara Falls (September 3rd, 1987)
    4. Booklet with essay by Tiny Tim biographer Justin A. Martell
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. English SDH subtitles

     

     

    Shopping: Torso...

    1973 Italy horror mystery thriller by Sergio Martino, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 7th November 2018
    Torso is a 1973 Italy horror mystery thriller by Sergio Martino.
    Starring Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont and Luc Merenda. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The Italian Version was shortened for an English language version. This English version was MPAA R rated in the US but was cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1975 and 18 rated VHS in 1990. The BBFC cuts were waived when the Italian Version was released on 18 rated DVD in 2007.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Arrow [English + Italian versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th October 2018
    • 2018 Arrow Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    • See review from culturedvultures.com : " Loaded with ample amounts of gore, nudity, and bold idiots making terrible decisions, Torso (also known as Carnal Violence) will be a dream for giallo fans. "
    • See review from dvdtalk.com : " Martino still managed to crank out some stylish and influential films before the popularity of the genre started to wane... and one of his most entertaining efforts is Torso . "

    Promotional Material

    ENTER... IF YOU DARE!

    A talented and versatile journeyman, director Sergio Martino (The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key) has lent his talents to multiple genres across his long and varied career, but it is undoubtedly his giallo thrillers from the early 70s for which he is best known. Among the most highly acclaimed of these, 1973's Torso revels in the genre's time-honored traditions while simultaneously laying the groundwork for the modern slasher movie.

    A sex maniac is prowling the streets of Perugia, targeting picturesque university town's female students. Alarmed at plummeting life expectancy of the student body, Jane (Suzy Kendall, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) and her three friends elope to a secluded country villa only to discover that, far from having left the terror behind, they've brought it with them!

    Also known as ''Carnal Violenc''e, Torso was released in Italy towards the end of the giallo boom before enjoying a second life on the American grindhouse circuit. Co-starring Tina Aumont (Salon Kitty) and Luc Merenda (The Violent Professionals), the film finds its director at the top of his game, delivering copious levels of violence, sleaze and one of the tensest cat-and-mouse games ever committed to celluloid!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of both versions of the film: the 94-minute Italian and 90-minute English cuts
  • Original lossless Italian and English mono soundtracks*
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, author of All the Colours of Sergio Martino
  • New video interview with co-writer/director Sergio Martino
  • New video interview with actor Luc Merenda
  • New video interview with co-writer Ernesto Gastaldi
  • New video interview with filmmaker Federica Martino, daughter of Sergio Martino
  • New video interview with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
  • 2017 Abertoir International Horror Festival Q&A with Sergio Martino
  • Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Adrian Smith and Howard Hughes

    * The English audio track on the original, longer cut has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was either never recorded or has been lost. As such, these sequences are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.

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