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 Shopping: Fairy Tales...

1978 USA musical comedy by Harry Hurwitz set for UK DVD release on 24th April 2017 with previous BBFC cuts just waived


Link Here 18th February 2017
Adult Fairy Tales DVD Fairy Tales is a 1978 USA musical comedy by Harry Hurwitz (as Harry Tampa).
Starring Don Sparks, Sy Richardson and Irwin Corey. BBFC link IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, sexualised nudity with previous BBFC film cuts waived for:

Censorship History

The Theatrical Version was cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release in 1979. The Director's Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. In the UK it was passed 18 uncut for 2017 DVD.

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: Stagecoach...

1966 USA action western adventure by Gordon Douglas set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 20th March 2017 with previous BBFC category cuts waived


Link Here 18th February 2017
Stagecoach Blu-ray Stagecoach is a 1966 USA action western adventure by Gordon Douglas.
Starring Ann-Margret, Alex Cord and Red Buttons. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence after previous film cuts waived for:

  • 2017 Signal One Entertainment RB Blu-ray via UK Amazon released on 20th March 2017
  • 2017 Signal One Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th March 2017
UK Censorship History

BBFC category cuts were required for an A rated cinema release in 1966. Passed 12 uncut for 2016 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A group of unlikely traveling companions find themselves on the same stagecoach to Cheyenne. They include a drunken doctor, a bar girl who's been thrown out of town, a professional gambler, a traveling liquor salesman, a banker who has decided to embezzle money, a gunslinger out for revenge and a young woman going to join her army captain husband. All have secrets but when they are set upon by an Indian war party and then a family of outlaws, they find they must all work together if they are to stay alive.

 

 Shopping: Beyond the Darkness...

1979 Italy horror drama by Joe D'Amato just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


Link Here 18th February 2017
Beyond Darkness Blu ray Kieran Canter Buio Omega is a 1979 Italy horror drama by Joe D'Amato.
Starring Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale and Franca Stoppi. BBFC link IMDb

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

  • 2016 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017
  • 2016 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017
Versions
Uncut by censors but the film has been been shortened for some releases.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Beyond the Darkness

Promotional Material

On an estate in the Italian countryside, Frank Wyler (Kieran Canter) mourns the mysterious hospital death of beloved fiancée Anna Völkl (Cinzia Monreale). With his subservient yet jealous housekeeper Iris (Franca Stoppi) hovering over macabre proceedings, the distraught taxidermist exhumes Anna from her grave and preserves her body with obsessive detail. Ever protective of his haunting domain but in search of something more to fulfil his aching heart, Frank ventures out on a deranged odyssey destined to plunge him into a dark and blood-dripping abyss of violence and insanity.

 

 Shopping: One Million Years B.C...

1966 UK fantasy adventure by Don Chaffey just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here 17th February 2017
One Million Years B.C. Blu-ray One Million Years B.C. is a 1966 UK fantasy adventure by Don Chaffey.
Starring Raquel Welch, John Richardson and Percy Herbert. IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2017 Kino Lorber [International Version + US Theatrical Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 14th February 2017
US Censorship History
Uncut and A/PG rated in the UK. The US theatrical version was cut by about 9 minutes.

Promotional Material

Brand New 4K Restoration! In this vivid view of prehistoric life, a man from the vicious Rock People, Tumak (John Richardson, Black Sunday) is banished from his home, but soon finds himself living among the kind, gentle Shell People. There, he falls in love with the beautiful Loana (Raquel Welch, 100 Rifles, Fuzz, Fathom), in the role that made her an international sex symbol and a major star. The two decide to strike out on their own, living by their wits in a deadly land of treacherous beasts and unknown dangers, leading to a thrilling climax by the edge of an angry volcano.

The stunning primeval creatures were created by the legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms). One Million Years B.C., a true science-fiction classic, was directed by Don Chaffey (Jason and the Argonauts) and featured a strong supporting cast that included Martine Beswick (Thunderball), Robert Brown (The Living Daylights), Percy Herbert (Too Late the Hero) and Yvonne Horner (Prehistoric Women).

The 100-minute international cut and the 91-minute U.S. cut are both included on this Blu-ray.

 

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

1983 Italy / France action Sci-Fi horror by Sergio Martino set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 27th March 2017 with all previous BBFC cuts waived


Link Here 16th February 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: The Awful Dr. Orloff...

1962 horror film by Jess Franco set for UK DVD release on 12th June 2017 with all previous BBFC cuts waived


Link Here 16th February 2017
The Awful Dr. Orloff DVD The Awful Dr. Orloff is a 1962 horror film by Jess Franco.
Starring Howard Vernon, Diana Lorys and Conrado San Martin. BBFC link

UK: cut French Version was passed 15 uncut for sexual threat, nudity with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

  • 2017 Screenbound/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th June 2017
Cuts and Versions

Widely distributed in a cut French Version. The BBFC further cut this by 37s. The BBFC later waived these cut for 2017 video. The uncut Spanish Version turned up on German DVD in 2013.

Promotional Material

When beautiful music hall entertainers begin to disappear under mysterious circumstances, Inspector Tanner is summoned to investigate. His resourceful fiancee decides to help him by going undercover as a cabaret singer, and succeeds all too well, attracting the attention of the diabolical Dr. Orlof, who, with his blind henchman Morpho, is using the skin of slain women to restore the beauty of his disfigured sister, Melissa!

 

 Shopping: Tower Of London...

1962 USA historical horror thriller by Roger Corman just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here 16th February 2017
Tower London Blu ray Roger Corman Tower of London is a 1962 USA historical horror thriller by Roger Corman.
Starring Vincent Price, Michael Pate and Joan Freeman. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, scenes of torture for:

  • 2017 Arrow Video Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017

Reviews:

UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1962 cinema release. Uncut in the US.

Promotional Material

MOTHER ENGLAND MEETS FATHER TERROR!

Having made their mark on American horror cinema with three colourful adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe The Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and Tales of Terror Vincent Price and director Roger Corman enjoyed a brief hiatus from the macabre author with Tower of London. Shot in black and white, the film was loosely based on the Universal horror picture of the same name as well as two Shakespeare plays: a dash of Macbeth and a dollop of Richard III.

Price plays Richard of Gloucester, brother to a dying king and eager to take his place on the throne. When he is overlooked in favour of their sibling, the Duke of Clarence, things take a murderous turn. Richard goes on a murderous rage, only for the ghosts of those he has slain to return from the grave and haunt him...

Less well-known than the Poe movies, Tower of London is no slouch. Price relishes the opportunity to flex his Shakespearean muscles, just as he would eleven years later with Theatre of Blood, and Corman works wonders, as usual, with his low budget. If you ve ever wondered what a drive-in Shakespeare film would look like, you re in the right place!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
  • Original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Brand-new audio commentary by Vincent Price s biographer David Del Valle and Tara Gordon, daughter of actor-screenwriter Leo Gordon
  • Interview with director Roger Corman
  • Producing Tower of London, an archive interview with producer Gene Corman
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet containing new writing on the film by Julian Upton.

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     Shopping: Absurd...

    1981 Italy video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray (now in stock)


    Link Here 15th February 2017
    Absurd Blu ray Joe DAmato Absurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D'Amato (as Peter Newton).
    Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017
    • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th February 2017
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Later banned as a video nasty in 1983. The BBFC waived their cuts for an uncut 18 rated home video release in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Absurd

    Summary Notes

    A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own. There also exists an extended version in Belgium with additional dialogue and an extended scene.

     

     Offsite Article Romeo and Juliet...


    Link Here 14th February 2017
    Romeo and Juliet DVD BBFC's latest case study considers Zeffirelli's Shakespeare adaptation that was the first to receive a higher rating than 'U'

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     Shopping: Multiple Maniacs...

    1970 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters, once cut for blasphemy, set for uncut UK Blu-ray release on 27th March 2017


    Link Here 12th February 2017
    Multiple Maniacs Blu-ray Multiple Maniacs is a 1970 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
    Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: A restored cinema version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex references, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived, so presumably it will be the same for:

    UK Censorship History
    Heavily cut by the BBFC on grounds of blasphemy for 1990 18 rated VHS. A restored version was passed 18 uncut with previous cuts waived for 2016 cinema release and Blu-ray the following year.

    The BBFC cuts were:

    • Cut to remove an entire supposedly blasphemous sequence set in a church in which a male transvestite buggered himself with a rosary. The shots of the transvestite were intercut with footage of Christ moving through the Stations of the Cross.

    Promotional Material

    The gloriously grotesque second feature directed by John Waters (Hairspray) is replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema's most memorably blasphemous moments. Made on a shoestring budget in Waters' native Baltimore, with the filmmaker taking on nearly every technical task, this gleeful mockery of the peace-and-love ethos of its era features the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling show mounted by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life DIVINE (Pink Flamingos), out for blood after discovering her lover's affair. Starring Waters beloved regular cast the Dreamlanders (including David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, George Figgs, and Cookie Mueller), Multiple Maniacs is an anarchic masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of good taste for decades.

    Director-Approved Special Edition Features:
    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • New audio commentary featuring Waters
    • New interviews with cast and crew members Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe and George Figgs
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Linda Yablonsky and more!

     

      The tastiest morsels restored...

    BBFC cuts just waived for the 1980's horror, Blood Diner


    Link Here 12th February 2017
    Blood Diner Blu ray Rick Burks Blood Diner is a 1987 USA comedy horror by Jackie Kong.
    Starring Rick Burks, Carl Crew and Roger Dauer. BBFC link IMDb

    Two cannibals/health food diner owners are on a wacky quest to restore life to the five million year old goddess Shitaar. Aided by their uncle's brain and penis, the two set about getting the required parts - virgins, assorted body parts from whores, and the ingredients for a "blood buffet". Their adversaries are the police: the chief with a Russian accent, the "player" detective, and the new Yorker with an Australian accent.

    The BBFC has just passed the film 18 uncut for strong gory violence, sexualised nudity after all previous BBFC cuts were waived for Lionsgate Video release in 2017.

    Presumably Lionsgate will repeat the recent US hit by releasing it on the Vestron Video label made famous during the video nasty period.

    UK Censorship History

    Substantially cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1989 VHS. Later rated 18 uncut for 2017 home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the the US.

     

     Shopping: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth...

    1970 UK Sci-Fi romance by Val Guest set for US all region Blu-ray release on 28th February 2017


    Link Here 10th February 2017
    When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth Blu-ray When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth is a 1970 UK Sci-Fi romance by Val Guest.
    Starring Victoria Vetri, Robin Hawdon and Patrick Allen. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Warner Archive Collection R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th February 2017
    Censorship History

    Originally filmed with nude scenes. But Hammer ended up distributing it as a PG rated film. The original sexy version turned up on some US DVDs.

    This release seems to feature the full uncut version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

    Summary Notes

    Set in a non-existant past when humans and dinosaurs lived together, a small tribe is struggling to survive by giving a sacrifice of a blond woman to their gods in return for protection from the giant lizards looking to snack on them. Sanna, one of the sacrificial offerings, finds herself on her own when a freak storm interrupts the ceremony. As she searches for a safe haven she encounters hostility from rival tribes and lots of huge and very hungry dinos.

     

     Shopping: Heat...

    1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann with the Director's Cut just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 10th February 2017
    Heat Blu-ray Heat is a 1995 USA action crime thriller by Michael Mann.
    Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2017 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th February 2017
    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.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Heat

    Promotional Material

    One of the most powerful crime dramas of all time is hotter than ever! This all-new 2-Disc Director's Definitive Edition of HEAT features a pristine restoration personally supervised by Michael Mann, plus hours of revealing extras, including in-depth Q&As with the director as he reflects on the film two decades after its initial release. Academy Award Winners Al Pacino* and Robert De Niro** square off in this ground-breaking cat-and-mouse thriller written and directed by Michael Mann.The personal lives of a brilliant thief (De Niro) and an obsessive L.A. cop (Pacino) intertwine-and quickly unravel-as the criminal plans his final heist. Co-starring Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore and Ashley Judd, HEAT sizzles with hard-hitting action and gripping suspense.

     

     Shopping: Emperor of the North...

    1973 USA action adventure thriller by Robert Aldrich, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 9th February 2017
    Emperor North DVD Lee Marvin Emperor of the North is a 1973 USA action adventure thriller by Robert Aldrich.
    Starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Keith Carradine. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence with previous BBFC video cuts waived for:

    • 2016 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th February 2017

    UK Censorship History

    BBFC category cuts for violence were required for an AA rated 1973 cinema release. The violence cuts were waived for 15 rated 1993 VHS and 2007 DVD but new animal cruelty cuts were imposed. These animal cruelty cuts were waived for uncut 15 rated DVD in 2016. The film is uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Oscar®-winners Lee Marvin (The Wild One) and Ernest Borgnine (Marty) face off in an epic battle of wills in this riveting thriller that is directed by Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen). Boasting gripping, action-packed suspense with one of the most spectacular fight scenes ever witnessed on a train, Emperor of the North is one beast of a film! Set on the Pacific Northwest railways at the height of the Depression, Emperor of the North pits a crafty, train-hopper called A-No.1 (Marvin), who takes a young drifter (Carradine) under his wing as they come up against Shack (Borgnine) - the cruel, bum-intolerant conductor of Engine 19. Both parties try to outwit each other but when pride turns their determination into obsession, the clash escalates into a fight-to-the-finish that only one man can survive…  

     

     Shopping: The Beyond...

    1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 8th February 2017
    The Beyond Blu ray The Beyond is a 1981 Italian horror film by Lucio Fulci
    With Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong horror and gory violence for:

    • 2017 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th February 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Then the same version was banned as a video nasty. Passed uncut on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but there is also a cut R rated version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Beyond

    Promotional Material

    Only death awaits in The Beyond!

    Lucio Fulci s masterpiece of face chewing spider action, milky eyed psychics, face melting embalming fluid and rotted, flesh-crazed Zombies returns in all its blood splattered, surreal and grossly disturbing glory for a new generation of Horror Kids!

    If your new business venture is sited on the cursed gateway to the hell dimension of The Beyond, then maybe it s time to move elsewhere but Liza (Catriona MacColl) is determined to make her New Orleans hotel work, until strange things start happening, people vanish and her waking thoughts are haunted by a ghostly blind woman who seems to hold the answers to the whole bizarre fever-dream. As reality breaks down and the plot explodes, Liza must journey far from everything she understands and descend in The Beyond...

    The Beyond is Fulci s Zombie masterwork as he assaults his audience with shock after head spinning shock, all the while leading up to one of horror cinemas most heart stopping finales. The Beyond drives sane men mad and leads others to murder. Dare you step over to the other side?

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray presentation of the film, totally uncut!
  • Optional English and Italian Audio options presented in oroginal English & Italian Mono Audio and English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Introduction by star Cinzia Monreale
  • Audio Commentary with Antonella Fulci and Calum Waddell
  • Audio Commentary with David Warbeck and Catriona MacColl
  • AKA Sarah Keller: Cinzia Monreale remembers The Beyond
  • Catriona MacColl Q&A from the Glasgow Film Theatre
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     Offsite Article: The BBFC at their most ludicrous...


    Link Here 8th February 2017
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 - The Secret Of The Ooze DVD Why Sausages Were Cut Out of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

    See article from denofgeek.com

     

     Shopping: Raising Cain...

    1992 USA crime thriller by Brian De Palma just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo with 2 versions


    Link Here 5th February 2017
    Raising Cain Dual Format Blu ray Raising Cain is a 1992 USA crime thriller by Brian De Palma.
    Starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich and Steven Bauer. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody images for:

    • 2016 Arrow Video [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 30th January 2017

    There is also a US release

    Reviews

    Versions

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a re-ordered Director's Cut.

    See pictorial version details from movie-censorship.com :

    The main difference between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut is the new order of the scenes. The Director's Cut begins with Jenny and Jack who bump into each and start having an affair. This is more captivating than the Theatrical Version where Carter's story is the center of attention.

    The Director's Cut is longer dues to transitions between scenes rather than new material.

    All in all, the Director's Cut is the better version.

    Promotional Material

    Having spent the latter half of the eighties trying out new styles of filmmaking Wise Guys knockabout comedy, The Untouchables prestige gangster pic, Casualties of War s Vietnam movie and The Bonfire of the Vanities satirical misfire Brian De Palma returned to what he knew best, the Hitchcockian psycho-thriller, for Raising Cain.

    John Lithgow plays three roles: child psychologist Carter, his evil twin brother Cain, and their Norwegian father, Dr Nix, who likes to experimental on the young. Carter s wife is concerned that her husband isn t quite paying their daughter the right kind of attention; she s also having an affair which, upon discovery, threatens to send him into a psychotic rage...

    A relentless blend of murder, multiple personalities, cross-dressing, crazed parents, bizarre dream sequences and stunning cinematic assurance, Raising Cain harks back to those twin masterpieces Psycho and Peeping Tom, but is pure unadulterated De Palma.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film materials
  • High Definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Presentations
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Brand new interview with John Lithgow
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh
  • MORE to be announced!  

    First pressing only: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Billson
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      Fifty Shades Darker...

    Rated 18 by the BBFC for UK cinema release


    Link Here 5th February 2017
    Poster Fifty Shades Darker 2017 James Foley Fifty Shades Darker is a 2017 USA erotic romance by James Foley.
    Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Bella Heathcote. BBFC link IMDb

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

    The BBFC has just passed the cinema release as 18 uncut for strong sex. The BBFC adds in its Insight advice:

    There is strong sex and nudity, along with the portrayal of erotic role play based on domination, submission and sado-masochistic practices. There are also strong verbal references to sexual activity.

    As with the original film, the UK age rating is the most restrictive in the western world:

    • Australia: MA 15+ for strong sex scenes
    • Canada: 18A (British Columbia)
    • Germany: 16
    • Netherlands: 16
    • New Zealand: R18
    • Portugal: M/16
    • USA: R for strong erotic sexual content, some graphic nudity, and language

    However the distributors will be fretting that the film doesn't seem to be getting banned around the rest of the world. All other countries reported so far are going for uncut 18 to 21 ratings.

     

     Shopping: The Black Dragon's Revenge...

    1975 Hong Kong / USA action drama by Chin-Ku Lu, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 4th February 2017
    The Black Dragon's Revenge - Special Edition Blu-ray The Black Dragon Revenges the Death of Bruce Lee is a 1975 Hong Kong / USA action drama by Chin-Ku Lu (as Tommy Loo Chung).
    Starring Ron Van Clief, Charles Bonet and Phillip Ko. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 The Film Detective (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 31st January 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Martial arts legend Ron van Clief stars as an investigator trying to solve the mystery of Bruce Lee's death. Rival gangs get in his way, but he's ready for any kind of bone-breaking mayhem. From the heyday of 1970s Blaxploitation and kung fu flicks, this action-thriller demonstrates the same crude dialog and cut-rate film techniques usually found in those genres, but succeeds by having a legitimate bad ass like van Clief in the lead role.

     

     Shopping: Pure Luck...

    1991 USA crime comedy mystery by Nadia Tass just released on UK DVD with previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 3rd February 2017
    Pure Luck DVD Martin Short Pure Luck is a 1991 USA crime comedy mystery by Nadia Tass.
    Starring Martin Short, Danny Glover and Sheila Kelley. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed PG uncut for infrequent moderate violence, mild bad language with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th January 2017
    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for 1992 VHS. The cuts were waived for PG rated DVD in 2016. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Danny Glover and Martin Short star in this comedy directed by Nadia Tass. After Valerie (Sheila Kelley), the unlucky daughter of powerful businessman Highsmith (Sam Wanamaker), disappears on the first day of her Mexican holiday, Detective Raymond Campanella (Glover) is recruited to track her down. Unable to find her, Highsmith employs the services of the equally unlucky Eugene Proctor (Short) to assist Campanella, hoping his bad luck will somehow help them in their investigation. Stumbling from one mishap to another, the pair must overcome a number of unlikely obstacles as they do all they can to retrace Valerie's steps through the streets of Acapulco.

     

     Shopping: The Hammer Blu Ray Collection...

    UK horror set just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 2nd February 2017
    Hammer Blu Collection Disc   Blu The Hammer Blu Ray Collection consist of
    • Brides of Dracula
    • Kiss of the Vampire
    • Captain Clegg
    • Curse of the Werewolf.

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

    • 2016 Final Cut [Hammer Collection] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th January 2017
    Brides of Dracula is a 1960 UK horror by Terence Fisher.
    With Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt and Yvonne Monlaur. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for cinema release but uncut thereafter. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Kiss of the Vampire is a 1963 UK horror by Don Sharp.
    With Clifford Evans, Edward de Souza and Noel Willman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC or 1963 cinema release. Uncut for home video in the US and UK. A longer version was shown at the Barbican cinema but this hasn't appeared on Home Video
    Captain Clegg is a 1962 UK horror mystery adventure by Peter Graham Scott.
    Starring Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain and Patrick Allen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut in the UK and US. Home videos are noted as running around 80m but the BBFC noted an unlikely running time of 105 minutes for 1962 cinema release
    Curse of the Werewolf is a 1961 UK horror film by Terence Fisher.
    With Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release. A less cut BBC version turned up in 1995. Cuts waived for DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    5 Disc Blu Ray Boxset featuring four classic Hammer films plus a disc of extras

    Brides of Dracula

    Classic horror starring Peter Cushing. A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In doing so she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr Van Helsing (Cushing) is already on his way.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • The Making of The Brides of Dracula Narrated by Edward de Souza and featuring interviews with Yvonne Monlaur, Jimmy Sangster, Hugh Harlow, Pauline Harlow, Don Mingaye, Margaret Robinson and Tony Hinds
    • The Brides of Dracula Stills Gallery
    • The Brides of Dracula Theatrical Trailer

    Kiss of the Vampire

    Honeymooning in Bavaria, Gerald and Marianne Harcourt experience car trouble and are forced to spend a few days in a small remote village. Soon Doctor Ravna, owner of the impressive chateau that sits imposingly above the village, invites them to dinner and the couple are persuaded to go.Their association with Ravna and his charming beautiful family is to prove disastrous as they become unwittingly embroiled with this company of vampires who seek to initiate them into thier diabolical creed. When the pair attend a masked ball at the chateau a few days later things start to go eerily wrong when Gerald begins to feel faint and Marianne disappears only to later return in front of a ceremony of gowned vampires and announced as their new disciple.

    Special Features

    • Commentary with Edward De Souza & Jennifer Daniel - Moderated by Peter Irving
    • Original USA Trailer
    • Stills Gallery
    • Subtitles for the hard of hearing

    Captain Clegg

    Captain Collier (Patrick Allen) and his band of sailors show up to an English coastal town to investigate reports of Marsh Phantoms who ride by night spreading terror to the town. The Captain suspects that the local reverend (Peter Cushing) might be hiding something. Are the phantoms genuine or a cover for illegal smuggling activities?

    Special Features

    • The Making of Captain Clegg--Narrated by John Carson with contribution from historian Wayne Kinsey
    • The Mossman Legacy--George Mossman's Carriage Collection--Introduced and hosted by historian Wayne Kinsey
    • Stills Gallery
    • Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

    Curse of the Werewolf

    In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a werewolf after having been taken hunting. As a young man, he works in a wine cellar and falls in love with the owner's daughter Cristina. One full moon, he again turns into a werewolf and terrifies the town.

    Special Features

    • The Making of Curse of the Werewolf with interviews with Catherine Feller, Yvonne Romain, Mike Hill, Don Mingaye, Margaret Robinson Jimmy Sangster.
    • Lycanthropy:The Beast in All of Us.
    • Stills Gallery
    • Censoring the Werewolf A new 13-minute documentary directed by Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn.

     

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 64: Star Wars at U, PG and 12A...


    Link Here 2nd February 2017
    Star Wars - The Complete Saga Blu-ray subheadline

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     Shopping: Love Camp 7...

    1969 USA video nasty by Lee Frost, still banned in the UK, just released on US DVD/Blu-ray Combo


    Link Here 1st February 2017
    Love Camp 7 Blu-rayCombo Love Camp 7 is a 1969 USA war horror thriller by Lee Frost.
    With Bob Cresse, Maria Lease and Kathy Williams. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Blue Underground R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 31st January 2017

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Banned as a video nasty in 1985, then banned by the BBFC in 2002. Uncut elsewhere, but there have only been a few obscure releases until the 2017 US DVD/Blu-ray Combo.

    Promotional Material

    The story of LOVE CAMP 7 is based on fact! During the darkest days of World War II, two young American WAC officers volunteer to infiltrate a Nazi Love Camp on a desperate rescue mission. Once inside, they are subjected to horrid humiliations at the hands of their captors. Can they survive long enough to complete their objective and escape with their lives intact?

     

      A Short Wick...

    John Wick Chapter 2 cut for a BBFC 15 rating


    Link Here 27th January 2017
    Poster John Wick Chapter 2 2017 Chad Stahelski 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

    The continuing adventures of former hitman, John Wick.

    John Wick: Chapter 2 has been passed 15 for strong violence, gory images, suicide scene, language after 23s of BBFC category cuts for: 2017 cinema release.

    The BBFC commented:

    • Company chose to reduce bloody injury detail in a suicide scene in order to obtain a 15 classification.An uncut 18 classification was available.

    For comparison in the US the film is uncut and MPAA R Rated for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity.

     

     Shopping: Bare Breasted Countess...

    1975 France / Belgium horror by Jesus Franco set for UK DVD release on 6th March 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 25th January 2017
    Bare Breasted Countess DVD Bare Breasted Countess (aka Female Vampire) is a 1975 France / Belgium horror by Jesús Franco (as JP Johnson).
    Starring Lina Romay, Jack Taylor and Alice Arno. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, sexual violence with all previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Screenbound/Maison Rouge Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th March 2017
    Censorship and Versions
    Cut by the BBFC for VHS and DVD until 2002. Passed 18 uncut for 2017 DVD.

    The film was cut for video in 2002 when it was required to remove sight of non-consenting woman being stripped and forced to engage in sex with two other women

    This is a softcore version. There is also a version with hardcore inserts.

    Promotional Material

    A family of vampires from distant Bohemia quenches thirst for the living forces given forth by human bodies during the act of love. Irina, the beautiful last descendant, meets an Austrian writer, Rathony. And Irina's gluttonous lips devour the living forces of her lover who surrenders to her his body and soul!

     

     Shopping: Blood Rage...

    1987 USA horror by John Grissmer just released on UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo


    Link Here 25th January 2017
    Blood Rage DVDBlu-rayCombo Blood Rage is a 1987 USA horror by John Grissmer.
    Starring Louise Lasser, Mark Soper and Marianne Kanter. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed To be announced uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Films Special Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 23rd January 2017

    There is also a US Release

    Censorship History
    There are three versions of the film: Blood Rage, the original hard version, completely uncut and uncensored in a Blu-ray/DVD world premiere; the R-rated Nightmare at Shadow Woods 1987 re-cut, and a third composite cut combining all the footage from both Blood Rage and Nightmare at Shadow Woods

    This release features the original uncut Blood Rage.

    Promotional Material

    IT'S NOT CRANBERRY SAUCE!!!

    What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer 80s synths and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed (Terminator 2) French. Why, it s Blood Rage of course!

    Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys that is, until one of them takes an axe to face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalised, whilst twin brother Terry goes free. Ten years later and, as the family gathers around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, the news comes in that Todd has escaped. But has the real killer in fact been in their midst all along? One thing s for sure, there will be blood and rage!

    Shot in 1983 but not released until 1987, Blood Rage (re-cut and shown in theatres as Nightmare at Shadow Woods) is a gloriously gruesome slice of 80s slasher heaven now lovingly restored (in 3 versions no less!) from original vault elements for its first ever official home video release.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the hard home video version, transferred from the camera negative and featuring the original title card Slasher
  • High Definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Stereo 2.0 sound (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with director John Grissmer
  • Both Sides of the Camera an interview with producer/actress Marianne Kanter
  • Double Jeopardy an interview with actor Mark Soper
  • Jeez, Louise! an interview with actress Louise Lasser
  • Man Behind the Mayhem an interview with special make-up effects creator Ed French
  • Three Minutes with Ted Raimi an interview with actor Ted Raimi
  • Return to Shadow Woods featurette revisiting the original locations in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Alternate opening titles
  • Motion still gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes make-up photos
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  •  

     Shopping: Lady Libertine/Love Circles...

    1984 France/USA/Canada drama romance by Gerard Kikoine, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 24th January 2017
    Lady Libertine Love Circles Blu ray Lady Libertine is a 1984 France/USA/Canada drama romance by Gérard Kikoďne.
    With Christopher Pearson, Jennifer Inch and Sophie Favier. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated cinema release, VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    Love Circles (La ronde de l'amour) is a 1985 France / USA comedy romance by Gérard Kikoďne.
    Starring John Sibbit, Marie-France and Josephine Jacqueline Jones. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2016 Intervision Picture Corp (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th January 2016

    Promotional Material

    Originally aired on Cinemax, two feature films from France's master director, Gérard Kikoďne.
    LADY LIBERTINE - THE INFAMOUS SAGA AN ASHAMED STAR TRIED TO STOP!
    Famed French TV game show hostess Sophie Favier stars in this boldly sexy epic about a cross-dressing teenage orphan named Frank who is adopted by a handsome nobleman with his own strange urges. This 1984 Playboy production ignited an international controversy when Sophie Favier unsuccessfully sued to stop its long awaited re-release. Her court loss is a victory for fans everywhere!

    LOVE CIRCLES - AN INTERNATIONAL ODYSSEY
    From Paris to Rome, Cannes to Hong Kong, and Los Angeles to New York City, the true universal language is lust! In this update of the scandalous classic LA RONDE, a bevy of international beauties complete a chain of liaisons. What is the ultimate act of love between sisters?

    Special Features:
    • Interview with director Gérard Kikoďne (French with English subs)
    • Gérard Kikoďne introducing Lady Libertine at the Fantasia Film Festival

     

     Shopping: The Beast Within...

    1982 USA horror by Philippe Mora just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 23rd January 2017
    The Beast Within DVD The Beast Within is a 1982 USA horror by Philippe Mora.
    With Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch and Paul Clemens. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 16th January 2017
    • 2017 Arrow Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 16th January 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for VHS, then uncut on DVD. Uncut in the US

    Promotional Material

    KILL ME, PLEASE KILL ME... BEFORE IT S TOO LATE

    Late one full moonlit night, a woman stands alone on the roadside waiting for her husband to return to their broken-down car. All of a sudden she s pounced upon, dragged into the dark woods and savaged by a barely-glimpsed assailant. But this is only the beginning of the terror in The Beast Within...

    Seventeen years on, and the devoted parents of teenager Michael are at their wits end. Their son lies in a hospital bed, his body wracked by a mysterious illness. With doctors unable to offer any diagnosis, Michael s desperate parents are forced to seek out the answer themselves by digging up traumatic past events and confronting the true nature of their son s conception.

    The Beast Within stands apart from other creature features due to its decidedly grim tone the scenes in which the monster violates his victims proved too strong for some critics and standout transformation sequence to rival the likes of An American Werewolf in London and The Howling. Add to that strong lead performances from Paul Clemens and Ronny Cox (Deliverance, RoboCop), alongside a stunning score by the late, great Les Baxter, and you have yourself one absolute beast of a monster movie!

     

     Shopping: Intruder...

    1989 USA horror thriller by Scott Spiegel, once cut by the MPAA and BBFC, just released on UK DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 22nd January 2017
    Intruder DVD Sam Raimi Intruder is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Scott Spiegel.
    Starring Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez and Dan Hicks. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    Censorship History
    Originally cut for a US R rating and cut by the BBFC for 1989 VHS. The Uncut Director's Cut was passed 18 for 2003 DVD and is available MPAA Unrated in the US. There is also a workprint version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Intruder

    Promotional Material

    It's 10pm the night before Walnut Lakes neighbourhood supermarket closes its doors forever. The owners and night crew have a long shift ahead of them - longer than they think. Weird things start happening. The phone lines are cut, and the night crew start dying, one by one, in the most gruesome ways imaginable.

     

     Shopping: Revenge of the Blood Beast...

    1966 UK / Italy horror thriller by Michael Reeves, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 22nd January 2017
    Revenge of the Blood Beast Blu-ray Revenge of the Blood Beast is a 1966 UK / Italy horror thriller by Michael Reeves (as Mike Reeves).
    Starring Barbara Steele, John Karlsen and Ian Ogilvy. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Raro Video USA (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th January 2017

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1966 cinema release. Presumably uncut for this release.

    Promotional Material

    A tale of demonic reincarnation reminiscent of Mario Bava s Black Sunday, Revenge of the Blood Beast (Il lago di Satana, aka The She Beast) stars Barbara Steele as Veronica, a British tourist who is stranded in a remote village with her husband Philip (Ian Ogilvy) while honeymooning in Transylvania. They meet a descendent of legendary vampire-hunter Count von Helsing (John Karlsen), who reveals that the town is haunted by a satanic curse. A mysterious car accident plunges Veronica into a nearby lake, but when her body is removed, it resembles that of the legendary Witch of the Lake. Reawakened from her slumber, the blister-faced hag, armed with sickle and claws, rises from the makeshift morgue and unleashes her vengeance upon the descendants of those who executed her, centuries earlier. While the bumbling Soviet authorities stumble over themselves to solve the murders, Philip join forces with von Helsing to capture the witch and put an end to the dreadful curse. Director Michael Reeves (Witchfinder General) mixes gruesome thrills with dark comedy (courtesy of character actor Mel Welles as a devious hotel owner), to make Revenge of the Blood Beast an especially playful entry in the Euro Horror genre.

     

     Shopping: Love Camp 7...

    1969 US video nasty by Lee Frost set for US DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 31st January 2017


    Link Here 21st January 2017
    Love Camp 7 Blu-rayCombo Love Camp 7 is a 1969 USA war horror thriller by Lee Frost.
    With Bob Cresse, Maria Lease and Kathy Williams. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Blue Underground R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 31st January 2017

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Banned as a video nasty in 1985, then banned by the BBFC in 2002. Uncut elsewhere, but there have only been a few obscure releases until the 2017 US DVD/Blu-ray Combo.

    Promotional Material

    The story of LOVE CAMP 7 is based on fact! During the darkest days of World War II, two young American WAC officers volunteer to infiltrate a Nazi Love Camp on a desperate rescue mission. Once inside, they are subjected to horrid humiliations at the hands of their captors. Can they survive long enough to complete their objective and escape with their lives intact?

     

     Shopping: Resident Evil...

    2002 UK / Germany / France / USA action Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 21st January 2017
    Resident Evil Blu-ray Resident Evil is a 2002 UK / Germany / France / USA action Sci-Fi horror by Paul WS Anderson.
    Starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and Ryan McCluskey. IMDb

    US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2017 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th January 2017
    US Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Despite suggestions of an uncut version, the R rated version has been distributed worldwide since. This cut version is 15 rated in the UK.

    Promotional Material

    Something rotten is brewing beneath the industrial mecca known as Raccoon City. Unknown to its millions of residents, a huge underground bioengineering facility known as The Hive has accidentally unleashed the deadly and mutating T-virus, killing all of its employees. To contain the leak, the governing supercomputer, Red Queen, has sealed all entrances and exits. Now a team of highly-trained super commandos including Rain (Michelle Rodriguez - The Fast and the Furious, Girlfight), Alice (MillaJovovich - The Fifth Element) and Matt (Eric Mabius - Cruel Intentions) must race to penetrate The Hive in order to isolate the T-virus before it overwhelms humanity. To do so, they must get past theRed Queen's deadly defenses, face the flesh-eating undead employees, fight killer mutant dogs and battle The Licker, a genetically mutated savage beast whose strength increases with each of its slainvictims.

     

     Shopping: Something Wild...

    1961 USA drama by Jack Garfein, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 20th January 2017
    Something Wild Blu-ray Something Wild is a 1961 USA drama by Jack Garfein.
    Starring Carroll Baker, Ralph Meeker and Mildred Dunnock. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2017 Criterion Collection (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th January 2017
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1962. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Summary Notes

    Mary Ann Robinson, a young woman living in The Bronx, New York, with her neurotic, overbearing mother and kindly but ineffectual stepfather, is raped while walking home one night. Keeping the attack to herself, Mary Ann runs away, seeking to lose herself in Manhattan by renting a seedy flat and taking a job in a dime store. Overwhelmed by people's hostility and her own despair, Mary Ann tries to jump off the Manhattan Bridge, only to be stopped by Mike, a garage mechanic who takes her back to his modest basement apartment nearby. At first appreciative of Mike's kindness, Mary Ann becomes terrified when he refuses to let her leave. Is Mike really Mary Ann's rescuer - or is he another rapist?

     

     Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 63...


    Link Here 19th January 2017
    The Goonies Blu-ray The BBFC discusses issues from the Netflix Stranger Things series, E.T., cuts to The Goonies and Stand by Me

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     Shopping: Amuck...

    1972 Italy mystery thriller by Silvio Amadio set for UK Blu-ray release on 27th February 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 19th January 2017
    Amcuk Blu-ray Amuck (Alla Ricerca Del Piacere, aka Hot Bed of Sex) is a 1972 Italy mystery thriller by Silvio Amadio.
    Starring Farley Granger, Barbara Bouchet and Rosalba Neri. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, sexual violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th February 2017
    UK Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release under the title Hot Bed of Sex. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated 2017 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There also exists a shortened version titled Leather and Whips

    Promotional Material

    Her role as Miss Moneypenny in the lamentable James Bond spoof CASINO ROYALE may have set hearts a flutter, but it was for her part in classic Italian shockers like BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA and DON T TORTURE A DUCKLING that cemented Barbara Bouchet s status as one of the most libidinous icons of Euro-cult cinema.

    Happily, Silvio Amadio s saucy thriller AMUCK! fits snugly into this giallo-centric category too, and here Bouchet stars as Greta; a nubile young secretary under the recent employment of the cravat-wearing Richard (Farley Granger ROPE). Partial to the occasional bout of swinging along with his wanton wife Eleanora (Rosalba Neri SLAUGHTER HOTEL), Richard also seems to harbour a dark secret: the mysterious whereabouts of his missing former assistant, Sally, whom Greta knows very intimately indeed...

    With its blend of leeringly-lensed slow motion sex scenes and slick spectacle, AMUCK! is an erotically charged masterclass in murder and deception, brought lovingly to life in high definition thanks to those lovable deviants at 88 Films!

    Extras:
    Restored in 2K From the Original 35mm Negative
    Uncompressed English Audio
    Uncompressed Italian Audio with Newly Translated English Subtitles
    An Icon Amuck - Barbara Bouchet
    Barbara Boucher Q&A - From the Festival of Fantastic Films, Manchester

     

     Shopping: Slumber Party Massacre II / Slumber Party Massacre III...

    Double feature just released on US Blu-ray, both films with a history of censorship


    Link Here 19th January 2017
    Slumber Party Massacre II / Slumber Party Massacre III Blu-ray Slumber Party Massacre II / Slumber Party Massacre III is a double feature

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated rated for:

    • 2017 Shout! Factory Double Feature [Slumber Party Massacre II + III, both Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th January 2017
    Slumber Party Massacre II is a 1987 US comedy horror by Deborah Brock.
    With Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes and Kimberly McArthur. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Banned by the BBFC in 1988 after an extensive cuts list was refused. Not released in the UK since. In the US it exists in a Theatrical R rated version, and an Extended Version which is MPAA Unrated.
    Slumber Party Massacre III is a 1990 USA comedy horror by Sally Mattison.
    With Brandi Burkett, Hope Marie Carlton, Keely Christian. YouTube icon IMDb
    Original the Theatrical Version was cut for an R rating. Later an uncut Theatrical Version was released Unrated by the MPAA. An uncut extended version was also released MPAA Unrated.
    Promotional Material
    SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE IIThe only sane survivor of Slumber Party Massacre, Courtney (Crystal Bernard) dreams of the drill murderer returning. She can't shake the horrible feeling that she and her friends will be viciously tormented and brutally butchered. Again and again the nightmare returns. Dazed, Courtney loses control. And her nightmare crosses into reality. No one believes her, until it's too late. The driller killer returns, reincarnated as an evil rocker. He methodically stalks them; then violently gores them to death...one by one.

    SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE IIISeven California co-eds are dresses to kill...and a murderer is, well, dressed to drill. He's an insomno-maniac looking for luscious bods to bore and it looks like he'll find them at the Slumber Party Massacre. The Driller Killer is back in Part III of the classic horror fest. This time Jackie, Diane and Martia are three high school girls who love a good time. When they party, they bust out of their bikinis and break out the brews 203 but the driller killer's out for a thrill with his drill...and he's ready to kill!

    Part II:
    • Original 76 minute R-Rated Version (HD) and Extended 85 minute Unrated Cut (Standard Definition)
    • Audio Commentary with writer/director/producer Deborah Brock, producer Don Daniel and story editor Beverly Gray
    • Sleepless Nights: Revisiting the Slumber Party Massacres -- a three-part documentary
    • Theatrical Trailer and Video Trailer
    • Still Gallery
    Part III:
    • Original 75 minute R-Rated Version (HD) and Extended 87 minute Unrated Cut (HD with standard definition inserts)
    • Audio Commentary with director Sally Mattison, actress Hope Marie Carlton, Brandi Burkett and story editor Beverly Gray
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Gallery

     

     Shopping: Massacre in Dinosaur Valley...

    1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 13th March 2017 with most previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 16th January 2017
    Massacre In Dinosaur Valley Blu-ray Massacre In Dinosaur Valley (aka Cannibal Ferox 2) is a 1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E Lemick).
    Starring Michael Sopkiw, Suzane Carvalho and Milton Rodríguez. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, sexualised nudity, strong violence after 13s of BBFC compulsory cuts, but with previous sexual violence cuts waived for:

    The BBFC commented:
    • Cuts required to remove sight of real animal cruelty (cockfighting) orchestrated and directed for the purposes of the film.
    UK Censorship details
    Cut by the BBFC for 2002 DVD. Less cut for 18 rated home video in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There is also a longer Extended Version release in Austria with deleted scenes having been reinserted.

    The 2002 cuts were required to sexual and sexualised violence:

    • forcible removal of woman's underwear and subsequent shots of full nudity
    • sight of woman's breast being clawed and wounded with resulting flow of blood and collection of blood in a bowl
    • sight of woman's breast being exposed, her breast being kissed, her loin cloth being undone, her pubic hair being touched and her positive response to a sexual assault
    • sight of man forcibly tearing open a woman's shirt, revealing her breasts and struggling with her).
    • Further cuts to sight of cocks attacking each other during a cockfight.

    Summary Notes

    Michael Sopkiw hitches a ride to Brazil to dig up some dinosaur bones. Once in Brazil he gets in a few tangles with the locals and manages to secure a ride on a charter flight deep into Amazonia. All hell breaks loose as the plane crashes deep in the heart of the jungle, leaving Sopkiw, megalomaniac Soares, and a bunch of super models on their own to trek back to society. The group runs into cannibals, quick sand, murderous animals, and a renegade mine run by slave owners.

     

     Update: Low self esteem...

    Fearing that the feminist movie Embrace will be unattractive to young people, distributors commission a little BBFC cosmetic surgery to improve its appeal


    Link Here 13th January 2017
    Poster Embrace 2016 Taryn Brumfitt Embrace is a 2016 Australia / Canada / Dominican Republic / Germany / USA / UK feminist documentary by Taryn Brumfitt.
    Starring Renee Airya, Jade Beall and Taryn Brumfitt. BBFC link IMDb

    When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

    The BBFC rating for Embrace has been changed. The film has now been passed 12A for infrequent strong language, nudity, brief surgical detail after 9s of BBFC category cuts for 2017 cinema release.
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company chose to reduce the number of uses of strong language (by bleeping spoken uses and blurring written uses) in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

    The BBFC Insight reveals a few more details about the content after cuts:

    Infrequent strong language ('fuck') is seen on a website page. There is also milder bad language, including uses of shit , arse and God , and some bleeped and visually obscured additional uses of stronger language.

    There is brief sexualised nudity, including a shot of pole dancing. Several scenes feature non sexual nudity, including female genital nudity.

    Images of cosmetic surgery feature brief sight of scalpels cutting into flesh and brief bloody detail during Botox injections.

    The BBFC originally passed the film 15 uncut for strong language, nudity, brief surgical detail for cinema release. A few days later the consumer advice was changed to remove the reference to nudity and surgical images. The original advice was restored after the rating was reduced to 12A.

    Never cut by Australian and New Zealand censors but the film made the news after the director successfully appealed against an Australian MA 15+ rating and won an M rating instead. In New Zealand the film censor exceptionally overruled the Australian decision.