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Shopping: Bloodlust...

1977 Switzerland horror by Marijan Vajda set for uncut US Blu-ray release on 13th November 2018


Link Here 22nd October 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nurses a weird fascination for a neighbourhood girl who passes the time by dancing on the rooftop, he remains socially withdrawn with his co-workers and can't even find comfort in the arms of a hooker.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: The Little Vampire...

2017 Netherlands / Germany / Denmark / UK family animation comedy by Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich just released on UK DVD with BBFC category cuts


Link Here 22nd October 2018
The Little Vampire is a 2017 Netherlands / Germany / Denmark / UK family animation comedy by Richard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich.
Starring Rasmus Hardiker, Amy Saville and Jim Carter. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a U rated cinema and home video release in 2018.
UK: Passed U uncut for:
  • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th October 2018

Promotional Material

Prepare for a charming adventure with some bite, as the animated remake of the beloved 2000 live action blockbuster of the same name comes to life. With a thrilling voice cast, including Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and Tim Pigott-Smith (Johnny English), THE LITTLE VAMPIRE is a heart-warming and fun-filled animation that fans of Hotel Transylvania are sure to love! Being a teenage vampire isn't easy, but it can teach you a thing or two about friends, family and adventure. THE LITTLE VAMPIRE is a heart-warming tale of how the craziest adventures can often be the ones that matter most.

Versions

BBFC cut
category cuts
29s
U 78:31s UK: Passed U for mild comic violence, threat, very mild bad language after 29s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 Signature Entertainment video
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove a scene of potentially dangerous imitable behaviour involving electricity in order to achieve a U classification. An uncut PG was available.

 

 

Shopping: The Last House on the Left...

2009 USA horror thriller by Dennis Iliadis just released on US Blu-ray in 2 versions


Link Here 21st October 2018
The Last House on the Left is a 2009 USA horror thriller by Dennis Iliadis.
Starring Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn. IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rated theatrical release. The uncut version was released on home video

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Universal [Unrated + Theatrical] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th October 2018
  • 2018 Universal Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

Renowned horror director Wes Craven returns to the scene of the most notorious thrillers of all time in this darkly disturbing reimagining of The Last House on the Left. After kidnapping and ruthlessly assaulting two teen girls, a sadistic killer and his gang unknowingly find shelter from a storm at the home of one of the victim's parents-- two ordinary people who will go to increasingly gruesome extremes to get revenge. Loaded with shocking twists guaranteed to leave you on edge, it's the ominous film critics call, "One of the best horror remakes ever made" (Scott Weinberg, Fearnet.com).

 

 

Shopping: American Psycho...

2000 USA crime drama by Mary Harron, once cut for the MPAA, just released on UK 4k Blu-ray


Link Here 19th October 2018
American Psycho is a 2000 USA crime drama by Mary Harron.
Starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux and Josh Lucas. BBFC link IMDb
The film was originally cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but the uncut version was released worldwide and on home video.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th October 2018
  • 2018 Lionsgate Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

Promotional Material

It's 1987 and Patrick Bateman (Academy Award Winner Christian Bale*; The Fighter, Batman Begins) is living the American dream. He has a great job, he's handsome, he's athletic and has the attention of many beautiful women. However, Patrick has a dark secret that he keeps hidden from those around him; Patrick is a psychopath. Dissatisfied with his charmed life, Patrick spends his evenings prowling the streets looking for victims; whether they are his business associates or strangers he meets in passing, he makes no distinction. Cultivating his serial killer persona as much as his yuppie lifestyle, the two sides of Patrick's life soon begin to merge and he begins to wonder where one side of his life ends and the other begins. Also starring Academy Award Nominee Willem Dafoe** (The Grand Budapest Hotel) Academy Award Winner Jared Leto*** (Dallas Buyers Club), Josh Lucas (J. Edgar), Samantha Mathis (TVs Under The Dome) and Academy Award Winner Reese Witherspoon**** (Walk The Line).

Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD (Movie + Special Features) DELETED SCENES WITH OPTIONAL DIRECTOR COMMENTARY AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR MARY HARRON (RECORDED IN 2018 - 4K ONLY) AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH WRITER GUINEVERE TURNER

Disc 2 - Blu-Ray (Movie + Special Features) AMERICAN PSYCHO: FROM BOOK TO SCREEN THE '80S: DOWNTOWN Special features: AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR MARY HARRON (RECORDED IN 2018 - 4K ONLY) AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH WRITER GUINEVERE TURNER DELETED SCENES WITH OPTIONAL DIRECTOR COMMENTARY AMERICAN PSYCHO: FROM BOOK TO SCREEN THE '80S: DOWNTOWN

 

 

Shopping: Reinventing Marvin...

2017 France drama by Anne Fontaine set for UK DVD release on 5th November 2018


Link Here 19th October 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.

 

 

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid...

Japanese anime series cut by the BBFC


Link Here 19th October 2018
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid is a 2015 Japan adult action anime TV series
Starring Yuka Iguchi, Mikako Izawa and Yurika Kubo. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for home video in 2018.

Summary Notes

A virgin girl named Mamori who arrives on an island must compete in battle using special powers only activated through her sexual activity with the other girls on the island.

UK: BBFC details not yet published but the BBFC has revealed cuts in a board meeting minute:

See Board Meeting minutes [pdf] from bbfc.co.uk

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid [Season 1, Episodes 1 -12] is a Japanese anime series submitted for DVD classification with an 18 request.

Two of the main characters are described as being 15-years-old and 16-years-old respectively. They are shown engaging in sexual activity, both with each other and with other characters. They are also sexualised.

Sections of the submission were viewed by the Chief Executive, the Head of DEA, the Head of Compliance and the Compliance Manager. It was concluded that the submission is not in violation of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 but that the scenes showing the children engaged in sexual activity, or otherwise being sexualised, are in violation of the harm provisions of the Video Recordings Act 1984 and the BBFC's Guidelines which prohibit portrayals of children in sexualised or abusive contexts. Accordingly, a general cuts list has been issued instructing the distributor to remove all such material throughout.

 

 

Shopping: Candyman...

1992 USA / UK horror thriller by Bernard Rose set for UK Blu-ray release on 29th October 2018. Arrow has now confirmed that both the cut US version and the uncut UK version have been restored for this release


Link Here 12th October 2018
Candyman is a 1992 USA / UK horror thriller by Bernard Rose.
Starring Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley and Tony Todd. BBFC link IMDb
Released uncut and 18 rated for UK cinema release and VHS. In the US the film was cut for an MPAA R rating. This cut version seems to have been released worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray with just a Turkish DVD escaping the cuts.

Set for a restored release UK Blu-ray in 2018. Both the cut US version and the uncut UK version have been restored for this release.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Candyman

UK: The UK Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, horror, gory images for:
  • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition [UK + US Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 29th October 2018

Promotional Material

Dare you say his name five times? From the chilling imagination of horror master Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), comes Candyman arguably one of the greatest horror movies of the 1990s, now newly restored on Blu-ray.

When grad student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) begins working on a thesis looking at urban legends, she encounters the tale of the Candyman the vengeful spirit of a hook-handed slave, who, it is said, can be summoned by saying his name five times in the mirror. As her research leads her into the bowels of Chicago s deprived housing projects and deeper into the Candyman s world, Helen learns that some legends are best left alone...

Expertly directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose and boasting an astounding score by composer Philip Glass, Candyman ingeniously reworks Clive Barker s original short story The Forbidden (originally published as part of his Books of Blood collection) into a modern horror parable that remains as timely today as ever.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Two-disc edition featuring two cuts of the film and exclusive bonus content
  • Exclusive packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
  • Limited edition 40-page perfect-bound booklet reproducing the original hand-painted storyboards by writer-director Bernard Rose
  • Fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth
  • 6 postcard-sized original UK lobby card reproductions
  • Reversible poster featuring new and original artwork
DISC ONE -- US R-RATED VERSION
  • Brand new restoration of the US R-rated version from a new 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by writer-director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond
  • 5.1 DTS-HD MA and Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
  • Brand new audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Be My Victim -- a brand new interview with actor Tony Todd
  • It Was Always You, Helen -- a brand new interview with actor Virginia Madsen
  • The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman -- a brand new interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
  • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman -- brand new interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe and Mark Coulier
  • A Story to Tell: Clive Barker's "The Forbidden" -- writer Douglas E. Winter on Clive Barker's seminal Books of Blood and Candyman's source story, "The Forbidden"
  • Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman -- a critical analysis of the film with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Three rarely-seen Bernard Rose short films, newly restored in HD: A Bomb With No Name on It (1975), The Wreckers (1976), and Looking at Alice (1977)
DISC TWO -- ORIGINAL UK THEATRICAL VERSION
  • Brand new restoration of the original UK theatrical version, featuring alternate, more graphic footage
  • Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio
  • The Cinema of Clive Barker: The Divine Explicit -- a brand new in-depth interview with Clive Barker on Candyman and other filmic adaptations of his work

 

 

Shopping: Hansel and Gretel...

2013 Germany/USA action fantasy horror by Tommy Wirkola just released on UK 4k Blu-ray seemingly in the Theatrical Version


Link Here 11th October 2018
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is a 2013 Germany/USA action fantasy horror by Tommy Wirkola.
With Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Unrated/Extended Version improves on the R Rated Theatrical version with additional violence and witticism.

The running time on Amazon suggests that this release is the Theatrical Version

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 2018 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 8th October 2018
  • 2018 Paramount Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

Promotional Material

Get ready for a twisted take on the classic tale as Hansel (JEREMY RENNER) and Gretel (GEMMA ARTERTON) have turned pro, coping with the trauma of their childhood captivity by slaying witches for hire. But when the seemingly unstoppable bounty hunters meet their match in an enemy so evil, it'll take all their training, weapons and courage to survive.

 

 

Shopping: Dead American Woman...

2010 USA horror by Peter Romeo Lambert just released on US DVD, and for the first time, the Director's Cut


Link Here 10th October 2018
Dead American Woman is a 2010 USA horror by Peter Romeo Lambert.
Starring Jorge Acosta, Brianne Adlemann and Maren Blair. IMDb
Exists as a 75 minute standard version and a 96 minute Director's Cut
US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Massacre Video R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 9th October 2018

Promotional Material

Dead American Woman - The DVD debut of the never before seen Director's Cut.

Massacre Video proudly presents the gore filled, darkly comedic, and slightly surreal no-budget horror opus by director Peter Romeo Lambert's (NURSE JILL) DEAD AMERICAN WOMAN. A film that nightmarishly blends the aesthetics of underground film making with slasher set pieces. Co-starring Selwyn Harris (DEVIL IN MISS JONES 5) and an unforgettable performance from Wiley George Finley as Grandpa, DEAD AMERICAN WOMAN makes its official DVD debut, in its never before seen director's cut.

After being brought back from the grave through 'the excrement of an innocent,' murdered go-go dancer Tabitha (Julie Fabulous) sets out to avenge her death, which was at the hands of snuff film producing religious zealot, Virginia Slim (Heather Marie Vernon). Enlisting the aid of Cynthia, whose young daughter also met a gruesome fate from Virginia and her clown-faced henchman, Happy (Happy Dave), Tabitha begins exacting bloody vengeance against all those who wronged her, in the hope that through her acts of violence she'll earn a place in the kingdom of hell. But with each increasingly brutal slaying, Cythia's own blood lust becomes more and more apparent, leading to unexpected consequences…

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Flesh & Blood - The Making of Dead American Woman.
Dead Reunion - Extended and Deleted Scenes.
Thoughts & Words with Wiley Finley.
Making a Plot - Promo Super 8mm Short.
Stills Gallery.
Trailers for other Massacre Video Releases.

 

 

Shopping: The Equalizer 2...

2018 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 10th December 2018. The BBFC have just passed the disk extras at 18 so hopefully this means that the film will be uncut


Link Here 9th October 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. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Thanks to Ben. It is not yet confirmed whether Sony will the cut 15 rated version or an uncut 18 rated version but it is surely significant that the disk extras have just been rated 18 by the BBFC. There would seem little point using a cut feature if the disk is set to be 18 rated anyway.

UK: Passed To be announced uncut for:
  • 2018 Sony Pictures RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th December 2018
  • 2018 Sony Pictures RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 10th December 2018
  • 2018 Sony Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th December 2018
  • 2018 Sony Pictures Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

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: 2 Fast 2 Furious...

2003 USA / Germany action crime thriller by John Singleton, cut in the US and UK, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 8th October 2018
2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 USA / Germany action crime thriller by John Singleton.
Starring Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Cole Hauser. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. This cut version was further cut by the BBFC for 2003 12A rated cinema release and the follow up 12 rated home video. The film was passed 15 uncut for 2006 Blu-ray.

See cuts details in Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 43: 2 Fast 2 Furious

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd October 2018
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

The adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that began with The Fast and the Furious takes an explosive new turn in 2 Fast 2 Furious! Now an ex-cop on the run, Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) turns to outlaw street-racing. When the Feds strongarm him back, O'Conner's no-rules, win-or-die skills are unleashed against an international drug lord. With his velocity-addicted buddy (Tyrese) riding shotgun, and a drop-dead gorgeous undercover agent (Eva Mendes) dialing up the heat, 2 Fast 2 Furious accelerates the action into a desperate race for survival, justice...and mind-blowing, jaw-dropping speed!

 

 

Shopping: Cecilia...

1983 France / Belgium adult romance by Olivier Mathot and Jesús Franco set for UK DVD release on 29th October 2018 with BBFC cuts just waived


Link Here 8th October 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 29th October 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: The Blood Island Collection...

Philippines / USA Sci-Fi horror set by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero set for US Blu-ray release on 13th November 2018


Link Here 5th October 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: Show Dogs...

2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD uncut in the UK


Link Here 4th October 2018
Show Dogs is a 2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell.
Starring Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne and Will Arnett. BBFC link IMDb
Originally uncut and PG rated in the UK and US but the US producers responded to complaints and cut the film just before release. The UK distributors opted to keep with the uncut version.
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, rude humour, violence for:
  • 2018 Entertainment One RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st October 2018
  • 2018 Entertainment One R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st October 2018

The BBFC commented:

Rude humour includes a dog breaking wind underwater, and a recurring joke about a dog's discomfort at having its private parts inspected by competition judges.

US Censorship

It was cut for US theatrical release after complaints about a scene where the undercover dog has to get used to his privates being prodded by show judges

Australian morality campaigners described the cuts. See article from melindatankardreist.com :

The film tells the story of a police dog going undercover at a dog show. There are reportedly several scenes in which the dog, Max, has to have his genitals inspected. When he is uncomfortable and wants to stop he is told to go to a zen place. When he submits and allows his genitals to be touched, he is rewarded by advancing to the next level of the show.

In response to the global backlash, the production company withdrew the film, promising to re-cut it to remove the scenes in question. The film has been re-released, however the scenes remain, with only the encouragement to go to a zen place (essentially, to dissociate) being removed. The meaning remains intact, that unwanted sexual touching is to be endured and may be rewarded.

Promotional Material

Starring Will Arnett, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O'Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci, Show Dogs is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris "Ludacris" Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world's most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG   UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, rude humour, violence

 

 

Shopping: Show Dogs...

2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD uncut in the UK


Link Here 4th October 2018
Show Dogs is a 2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell.
Starring Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne and Will Arnett. BBFC link IMDb
Originally uncut and PG rated in the UK and US but the US producers responded to complaints and cut the film just before release. The UK distributors opted to keep with the uncut version.
UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, rude humour, violence for:
  • 2018 Entertainment One RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st October 2018
  • 2018 Entertainment One R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st October 2018

The BBFC commented:

Rude humour includes a dog breaking wind underwater, and a recurring joke about a dog's discomfort at having its private parts inspected by competition judges.

US Censorship

It was cut for US theatrical release after complaints about a scene where the undercover dog has to get used to his privates being prodded by show judges

Australian morality campaigners described the cuts. See article from melindatankardreist.com :

The film tells the story of a police dog going undercover at a dog show. There are reportedly several scenes in which the dog, Max, has to have his genitals inspected. When he is uncomfortable and wants to stop he is told to go to a zen place. When he submits and allows his genitals to be touched, he is rewarded by advancing to the next level of the show.

In response to the global backlash, the production company withdrew the film, promising to re-cut it to remove the scenes in question. The film has been re-released, however the scenes remain, with only the encouragement to go to a zen place (essentially, to dissociate) being removed. The meaning remains intact, that unwanted sexual touching is to be endured and may be rewarded.

Promotional Material

Starring Will Arnett, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O'Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci, Show Dogs is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris "Ludacris" Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world's most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
PG   UK: Passed PG uncut for mild bad language, rude humour, violence

 

 

Shopping: The Fast and the Furious...

2001 USA / Germany action crime thriller by Rob Cohen, cut for an MPAA PG-13 rating, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


Link Here 3rd October 2018
The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 USA / Germany action crime thriller by Rob Cohen.
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. BBFC link IMDb
The film was cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating and this cut version is the only one ever released. The film was rated 15 uncut in the UK for cinema and home video.

The movie was cut to obtain a US PG-13 rather than an R rating from the MPAA.

  • As shown on the DVD extras, the producers trimmed down the scene where Vin Diesel's character is hijacking the truck towards the end. They removed the shots of the guy's arm being ripped by the wiring on the truck and the agony he expressed.
  • The scene where the motor mechanic is beaten up and doused in grease has also been shortened.
US: Cut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 2nd October 2018
  • 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

On the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles, every night is a championship race. With nitro-boosted fury, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), rules the road, turning all his challengers into dust. He and his rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), are the boldest, the baddest and the best. Now, there's new rage on the road. They know he's tough, they know he's fast, but what they don't know is that he's a speed-crazed detective (Paul Walker) with enough drive and determination to come out the winner. With intense full-throttle action, awesome high-speed stunts and full-on, pedal-to-the-metal intensity, The Fast and the Furious puts you in the driver's seat and dares you to exceed all limits.

 

 

Shopping: The Eye of the Needle...

1981 UK war romance by Richard Marquand just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo with 2 versions


Link Here 2nd October 2018
Eye of the Needle is a 1981 UK war romance by Richard Marquand.
Starring Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan and Stephen MacKenna. BBFC link IMDb UK: The shorter US Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence for: :
  • 2018 Bfi [US + US Versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2018

Versions

The US Version has an uncontroversially shortened ending.

The Amazon listing shows reflects the longer UK version so presumably this release will feature both endings.

Promotional Material

The Eye of the Needle (DVD + Blu-ray)
Directed by Richard Marquand

Acclaimed adaptation of the best-selling espionage thriller by Ken Follet, and directed by Richard Marquand (most famous for Star Wars V1: Return of the Jedi )

Englishmen know him as Faber (Donald Sutherland), but to the Fatherland, he's the loyal and lethal spy known as 'The Needle'. Shipwrecked on a Scottish island en route to Germany, Faber befriends the beautiful Lucy (Kate Nelligan), whose marriage to a crippled, embittered pilot is faltering. Faber sets about seducing her, intending to use her to help carry out his mission and prevent the impending D-Day invasion.

Special features

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Other extras TBC
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the films and full film credits

US | 1981 | colour | 113 minutes | 1 x BD50 / Region B | DVD9 x 1 /Region 2 | Cert 15

Versions

BBFC uncut
UK Verison
15 108:01s UK: The longer UK Version was previously passed 15 uncut
BBFC uncut
US Version
15 107:04s UK: The shorter US Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence

 

 

Shopping: City Hunter...

1993 Hong Kong / Japan action comedy romance by Jing Wong just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here 2nd October 2018
City Hunter is a 1993 Hong Kong / Japan action comedy romance by Jing Wong.
Starring Jackie Chan, Richard Norton and Joey Wang. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut and 12 rated for 1993 cinema release. UK 12 rated video releases were cut by the distributors in 1995 and 2001

In 1995 the song-and-dance sequence which made references to Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer and The New Kids on the Block was not subtitled on the US DVD. The UK dubbed version of the film cut the sequence out completely, confusing the viewer in regards to why the singers show up later in the film.

In 2001 the distributors deliberately mistranslated a joke about AIDS to ensure a 12 rating

UK: Previously cut for a 12 rating:
  • 2018 Eureka Entertainment Ltd (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2018

Promotional Material

Jackie Chan stars as the girl-chasing private detective Ryo Saeba in this hilarious live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series, City Hunter , presented from a stunning new 2K restoration!

Hired to track down Shizuko Imamura, the runaway daughter of a publishing tycoon, Ryo initially turns the job down... until he sees a picture of the missing woman! Ryo eventually finds her aboard a luxury cruise ship, but much to the annoyance of his exasperated assistant Carrie ( Joey Wang , A Chinese Ghost Story ), Ryo seems more interested in catching Shizuko s attention than returning her safely to her father. When terrorists hijack the ship, Ryo must put his romantic feelings aside and swing into action to dispatch the bad guys and save the day.

Packed with inventive action sequences coordinated by an at his peak Chan, City Hunter is one of the most visually creative films of Jackie s career - with a vibrant cinematography and a quirky sense of humour. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Limited edition slipcase (First print run only)
  • Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
  • Original Cantonese mono audio track (also available in 5.1 presentation)
  • Optional English and Mandarin audio tracks | Interviews with Jackie Chan
  • Interview with director Wong Jing
  • Interview with stuntman and long-time member of Jackie Chan s stunt team, Rocky Lai
  • The Jackie Chan Experience - an interview with Richard Norton
  • Evolution of a Fighter - an interview with Gary Daniels
  • Outtake montage
  • A Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film (First print run only)

 

 

Shopping: Anthropophagous...

1980 Italian video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here 1st October 2018
The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato.
With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Famously banned in the UK as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD and then Blu-ray in 2015. The Unrated Version in the US is uncut.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2018 Severin Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018
  • 2018 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018

Promotional Material

Severin Films Presents ANTHROPOPHAGOUS - A D'Amato Nasty, Uncut on Blu-ray for the First Time Ever in America!

It has been called "seriously creepy" (CoolAssCinema.com), "insanely violent" (Nerdist.com) and "truly repulsive" (DVD Talk). It was seized by UK authorities as a 'Video Nasty' and accused of being an actual snuff film. Yet even by '80s Italian gore-spewing standards, this grueling shocker from sex & sleaze maestro Joe D'Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) still stands as perhaps the most controversial - and extreme - spaghetti splatter epic of them all. Tisa Farrow (ZOMBIE), Zora Kerova (CANNIBAL FEROX) and co-writer/producer George Eastman (STAGE FRIGHT, 1990: BRONX WARRIORS) star in this depraved daddy of cannibal carnage from "Italy's King of Trash Sinema" (Horrorpedia.com), now featuring a 2k scan from the original 16mm negative - including two of the most gut-retching scenes in horror history - and spurting with all-new Special Features.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Don't Fear the Man-Eater - Interview with Writer/Star Luigi Montefiori a.k.a. George Eastman
The Man Who Killed the Anthropophagus - Interview with Actor Saverio Vallone
Cannibal Frenzy - Interview with FX Artist Pietro Tenoglio
Brother and Sister in Editing - Interview with Editor Bruno Micheli
Inside Zora's Mouth - Interview with Actress Zora Kerova
Trailers

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
MPAA Unrated ~90:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated

 

 

Shopping: Ismael's Ghosts...

2017 France romance by Arnaud Desplechin just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here 1st October 2018
Ismael's Ghosts is a 2017 France romance by Arnaud Desplechin.
Starring Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg. BBFC link IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut and Theatrical Version were passed 15 uncut for infrequent very strong language, strong violence, nudity for

  • 2018 Arrow Academy [Director's Cut + Theatrical Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2018
  • 2018 Arrow Academy [Director's Cut only] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2018

The promotional material is a little ambiguous re the version on the DVD Versions

Exists as a Director's Cut and a Theatrical Version both 15 rated by the BBFC for DVD and Blu-ray in 2018.

Promotional Material

The opening film of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2017, Ismael s Ghosts is the latest film from celebrated filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin (My Golden Days, Kings and Queen).

Telling the story of Ismael, Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Casino Royale, in his sixth collaboration with Desplechin), a filmmaker preparing to direct his new film has his life turned upside down when his wife (Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone, Macbeth), who has been missing and presumed dead for twenty years, mysteriously comes back into his life. His girlfriend, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia, Antichrist) attempts to help Ismael retain his sanity as his personal and professional life spins out of control.

Featuring some of the finest actors working in France today and an incredible supporting cast including Louis Garrel (The Dreamers), Alba Rohrwacher (I Am Love) and László Szabó (The Unbearable Lightness of Being) Ismael s Ghosts is a stunning showcase for these incredible performers.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the Director s Cut and the Theatrical Cut [Limited Edition Exclusive]
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Interview with director Arnaud Desplechin
  • Interview with star Marion Cotillard
  • Interview with star Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artworks
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ginette Vincendeau and Phil Concannon
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    Shopping: Perversion Story...

    1969 Italy / France / Spain mystery thriller by Lucio Fulci, cut by the BBFC, set for US Blu-ray release on 13th November 2018 with the extended European version


    Link Here 30th September 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: The Walking Dead Season 1-8...

    2018 TV Series by various set for UK DVD release on 29th October 2018


    Link Here 30th September 2018
    The Walking Dead Season 1-8 is a 2018 TV Series by various
    A significant number of episodes nave an extended uncut version for video release compare with the TV broadcast. Some of these TV versions found their way onto DVD for the 1st video release of Season 1 but these were later replaced by the uncut versions.

    Season 8 has extended episodes for 5,6,8,14,15,16.

    It is the general pattern that the extended version are only made available on Blu-ray so probably this release features the TV versions.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Walking Dead

    UK: Passed 18 for:
    • 2018 Entertainment One R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 29th October 2018

    Promotional Material

    After Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to discover the world has been ravaged by a zombie apocalypse, he leads a group of survivors as they attempt to sustain and protect themselves, not only against attacks by walkers but by other groups willing to ensure their survival by any means necessary. Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, written by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead vividly captures the tension, drama and devastation following a zombie apocalypse.

     

     

    Shopping: Exorcist II: The Heretic...

    1972 US horror by John Boorman just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 30th September 2018
    Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1972 US horror by John Boorman.
    With Richard Burton, Linda Blair and Louise Fletcher. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Shortened for an MPAA R rated theatrical release but the Original Version was eventually released
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory [Original + US Theatrical versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator (Richard Burton) and a research specialist (Louise Fletcher) free her from its grasp?

    Employing production design and special effects that are dizzily exhilarating and a supporting cast (Max von Sydow, Paul Henreid, James Earl Jones) of compelling distinction, director John Boorman draws us into the tangible experience of evil. We fly with the demon, feel the African landscape vibrate and get engulfed in the terror of swarming locusts as Exorcist II: The Heretic weaves its fascinating, frightful spell.

    SPECIAL FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECS:

    DISC ONE (118 minute Cut):

    • BRAND NEW 2K REMASTER from original film elements
    • NEW Audio Commentary with director John Boorman
    • NEW Audio Commentary with project consultant Scott Bosco
    • NEW What Does She Remember? -- aninterview with actress Linda Blair
    • NEW interview with editor Tom Priestley
    DISC TWO (102 minute Cut):
    • BRAND NEW 2K REMASTER from original film elements
    • NEW Audio Commentary with Mike White of The Projection Booth blog
    • Teaser Trailer
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Galleries -- Color and B&W Stills, Behind-the-Scenes, Deleted Scene photos, Posters and Lobby Cards

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    Original Version
    MPAA Unrated ~117:00s US: The Original Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated
    cut
    shortened Theatrical Version
    MPAA R ~102:00s US: The Original Version is uncut and MPAA R Rated

    After a presumably poor response to the premiere, the director rapidly created a shortened version for US general cinema release.

    From IMDb: The film was shortened as follows:

    • A faster re-working of the theme music
    • An introduction was added to recap The Exorcist.
    • In the opening, Burton's touching of Merrin's picture is cut. The tap-dancing scene with Linda Blair had been completely cut.
    • Just about all conversation between Burton and the cardinal has been cut.
    • The hypnosis scene is mercifully edited.
    • A few lines are cut when Blair talks with the autistic girl.
    • The church top communion scene is almost completely cut
    • The line Let me reach you , spoken by Blair, is dubbed out.
    • There is more stock footage to be seen when Linda Blair enters her old bedroom, Stock footage of her yelling Fill It UP! from the first film and a face dissolving scene with Blair in black lipstick.
    • The line, Be joined with us father has been completely cut.
    • The next three or four scenes have been mixed around as well, leaving the scene with Fletcher yelling HELP edited out.
    • The infamous ending of course, has Burton dying, instead of living, and Blair and Fletcher just looking at each other with artificial looks of grief on their faces.
    • The end credit theme changed to a rock song

     

     

    Shopping: Wonder Woman...

    2017 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by Patty Jenkins, banned in Lebanon and Malaysia, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 30th September 2018
    Wonder Woman is a 2017 USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by Patty Jenkins.
    Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright. BBFC link IMDb
    Banned in Lebanon and Malaysia because of the Israeli lead actress.
    UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. When an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers... and her true destiny.

     

     

    Shopping: Superman...

    1978 UK/US action superhero film by Richard Donner's Cut just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 29th September 2018
    Superman is a 1978 UK/US action superhero film by Richard Donner.
    With Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder and Gene Hackman. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version, a Director's Cut and an Extended TV Version.

    This release features the Richard Donner's Director's Cut

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed PG uncut for:
    • 2018 Warner Bros RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    A box-office and Academy Award-winning triumph, this awesome adventure assembles a cast and creative contingent as only a big movie can. Its legacy soared higher when director Richard Donner revisited the film in 2000 and integrates eight minutes of footage. Experience more of the Krypton Council, a glimpse of stars of prior Superman incarnations, more of Jor-El underscoring his son's purpose on Earth and an extended sequence in Lex Luthor's hideout. Christopher Reeve (Superman/Clark Kent), Marlon Brando (Jor-El), Gene Hackman (Luthor) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) give undelible performances. Looks like a swell night for flying.

     

     

    Shopping: Angel Town...

    1990 USA action drama by Eric Karson, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 28th September 2018
    Angel Town is a 1990 USA action drama by Eric Karson.
    Starring Olivier Gruner, Peter Kwong and Theresa Saldana. IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated cinema release in 1990 and the follow up VHS in 1991.. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 MVD Rewind Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    HIS JUSTICE IS ONE ON ONE!

    Trouble is the rule in ''Angel Town'', the heart of Los Angeles, where once peaceful streets surrounding a major university have become a cauldron of urban chaos and fear. Gang fights by day full scale war by night. No one is safe, not even the police. When Jacques Montaine (action superstar Olivier Gruner (Nemesis) making his big-screen debut), an exchange student and champion kickboxer, tries to protect an innocent family from whom he rents a room, he becomes a target of the psychotic gang leader, Angel, and his street gang disciples. Forced to answer their vicious attacks, Jacques dispenses his own special brand of brutal street justice one on one. The fierce confrontations become a running battle rising to a thundering climax on the hot, angry, explosive streets of ''Angel Town''.

    MVD REWIND COLLECTION SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) of the main feature
  • Original 2.0 Uncompressed PCM Stereo Audio
  • Archival Audio Commentary from Director / Producer Eric Karson
  • NEW 2018 Interview with Director / Producer Eric Karson
  • NEW 2018 Interview with Frank Aragon (''Martin'')
  • NEW 2018 Interview with Cinematographer John LeBlanc
  • Archival ''Making of'' Featurette
  • Archival Interview with Director Eric Karson
  • Archival Interview with Director Olivier Gruner
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
  • Collectible Mini-Poster
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    Shopping: Andrei Rublev...

    1966 Soviet Union historical biography by Andrei Tarkovsky, cut in the UK, just released uncut on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 27th September 2018
    Andrei Rublev is a 1966 Soviet Union historical biography by Andrei Tarkovsky (as Andrey Tarkovskiy).
    Starring Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov and Nikolay Grinko. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for AA rated 1973 short UK cinema version. Otherwise there are two versions: a short director approved version and a longer Premiere Version.

    The Director Approved Version does not contain the scene with the horse fall and so is uncut in the UK The BBFC seem to be in a bit of quandary about the level of violence giving it both 12 and 15 ratings as well as describing the level of violence as both "moderate" and "strong".

    This version was scheduled to be released in the UK too but the distributors withdrew the release when it was made known that the Premiere Version would require BBFC cuts for a horse fall.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Sony/Criterion [Premiere Version + Director Approved Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018
    • 2018 Sony/Criterion [Premiere Version + Director Approved Cut] R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows Andrei Rublev as he passes through a series of poetically linked scenes--snow falls inside an unfinished church, naked pagans stream through a thicket during a torchlit ritual, a boy oversees the clearing away of muddy earth for the forging of a gigantic bell--gradually emerging as a man struggling mightily to preserve his creative and religious integrity. Appearing here in the director's preferred 185-minute cut as well as the version that was originally suppressed by Soviet authorities, the masterwork Andrei Rublev is one of Tarkovsky's most revered films, an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance.

    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 2K digital restoration of the director's preferred 185-minute cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • New 2K digital transfer of the original 205-minute version of the film,
    • The Passion According to Andrei
    • Steamroller and Violin, Tarkovsky's 1961 student thesis film
    • The Three Andreis, a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film's script
    • On the Set of "Andrei Rublev," a 1966 documentary about the making of the film
    • New interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev and cinematographer Vadim Yusov by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne
    • New interview with film scholar Robert Bird
    • Selected-scene commentary from 1998 featuring film scholar Vlada Petric
    • New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by critic J. Hoberman

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    Premiere
    Version
    MPAA Unrated ~205:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated
    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    Director Approved Version
    MPAA Unrated ~185:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated

     

     

    The Green Inferno (aka Cannibal Holocaust 2)...

    The BBFC waives its previous cuts for animal cruelty


    Link Here 26th September 2018

    The Green Inferno (aka Cannibal Holocaust 2) is a 1988 Italy action crime horror by Antonio Climati.
    Starring Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Merlo and May Deseligny. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

    • 2018 88 Films Limited [16:9] video

    The BBFC has just waived its cuts to the Italian horror, The Green Inferno. It was previously released in the UK titled Cannibal Holocaust 2 with a 15 rating after BBFC cuts for animal cruelty. The previous 12s cut from 2002 was to remove the sight of a monkey hit with a blow dart.

    Summary Notes

    A man named Pete gets a phone call from his friend, Jemma, who says she has evidence that a professor missing in the Amazon is still alive. Pete hires two men, Mark and Fred, to steal a plane and fly down to the jungle to meet with her. Once there, they meet with Jemma and head into the jungle. The group gets the help of a young native girl to take them to the legendary Imas tribe, the tribe in which the professor was said to be with. However, during their search for the Imas, they run into gold hunters, who are intent on killing the tribe and stealing their treasure. Now racing against the treasure seekers to reach the Imas, they also uncover another scandal in the jungle and try to shut them both down to save the local natives.

     

     

    Shopping: Absurd...

    1981 Italian video nasty by Joe D'Amato just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 26th September 2018
    Absurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D'Amato (as Peter Newton).
    Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel. IMDb
    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. There also exists an extended version in Belgium with additional dialogue and an extended scene.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Severin Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018
    • 2018 Severin Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 25th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents ABSURD - A D'Amato Nasty, Uncut on Blu-ray for the First Time Ever in America!

    Toss away those inferior bootlegs and experience sleaze maestro Joe D'Amato's infamous follow-up to ANTHROPOPHAGOUS like never before! Borrowing heavily from HALLOWEEN, D'Amato unleashes gut-spewing Greek boogeyman (screenwriter George Eastman) into suburban America for a "gruesome as hell" (CinemasFringes.com) and "incredibly sadistic" (ASlashAbove.com) saga of doomed nurses, butchered babysitters, bio-chemical clergy and some of the most insane splatter scenes in Italian gorehound history. Edmund Purdom (FRANKENSTEIN'S CASTLE OF FREAKS, PIECES) and Annie Belle (HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK, LAURE) co-star in this "violence-soaked bloodbath- (Hysteria Lives) and former 'Video Nasty' - also known as THE GRIM REAPER 2, ZOMBIE 6, HORRIBLE and MONSTER HUNTER - now featuring a 2k scan from the original negative and gushing with all-new Special Features.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    ROSSO SANGUE - Alternate Italian cut (with optional English subtitles)
    The Return of the Grim Reaper - Interview with Actor / Writer / Co-Producer Luigi Montefiore
    D'Amato on Video - Archive Interview with Director Aristide Massaccesi
    A Biker (Uncredited) - Interview with Filmmaker/Extra Michele Soavi
    Trailer

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    MPAA Unrated ~94:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated

     

     

    Shopping: Blind Fury...

    1989 USA action crime comedy by Phillip Noyce, previously cut by the BBFC, set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 29th October 2018


    Link Here 24th September 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: Deadpool 2...

    2018 USA action comedy adventure by David Leitch just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with the SUper Duper Cut on Blu-ray only


    Link Here 23rd September 2018
    Deadpool 2 is a 2018 USA action comedy adventure by David Leitch.
    Starring Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin and Zazie Beetz. BBFC link IMDb  

    There are no censorship issues with this release. Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended 'Super Duper $@%!#& Cut'
    UK: The Theatrical Version and 'Super Duper $@%!#& Cut' were both passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex references, very strong language for:
    • 2018 20th Century Fox [Super Duper Cut + 4k Theatrical Version] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th September 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox [Super Duper Cut + Theatrical Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th September 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox [Theatrical Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 17th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    The sequel to the first one! (That’s just lazy writing)

    But wait…there’s more! If your second time wasn’t enough, your second , second time will blow you away. The Deadpool 2 Super Duper $@%!#& Cut* gives you even more of everyone’s favorite red-spandexed superhero now with 15 minutes of brand-new action and jokes lovingly inserted throughout. That’s a whole lotta D in a surprisingly small package!

    Blu-ray Bonus Features:

    • Gag Reel
    • Deleted/Extended Scenes
    • Until Your Face Hurts: Alt Takes
    • Deadpool’s Lips are Sealed: Secrets and Easter Eggs
    • The Most Important X-Force Member
    • Deadpool Family Values: Cast of Characters
    • David Leitch Not Lynch: Directing DP2
    • Roll with the Punches: Action and Stunts
    • The Deadpool Prison Experiment
    • Chess with Omega Red
    • Swole and Sexy
    • “3-Minute Monologue”
    • Audio Commentary by Ryan Reynolds, David Leitch, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Theatrical Version Only)
    • Deadpool’s Fun Sack 2
    • Stills (28 Images)

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    Super Duper
    Cut
    15 128:26s
     
    UK: The 'Super Duper $@%!#& Cut' was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex references, very strong language
    BBFC uncut
    Theatrical Version
    15 114:22s
     
    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex references, very strong language

     

     

    Shopping: Breaking In...

    2018 USA thriller by James McTeigue just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 22nd September 2018
    Breaking In is a 2018 USA thriller by James McTeigue.
    Starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke and Richard Cabral. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. US home video versions feature the uncut version labelled as an MPAA Unrated Director's Cut. All UK releases are the uncut version which was passed 15 by the BBFC.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for sustained threat, strong violence for:
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th September 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 17th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In. Bonus Features: Feature Commentary with Director James McTeigue and Scriptwriter Ryan Engle, Alternate Opening - The Gas Station, Deleted/Extended Scenes, One Bad Mother, A Filmmaker's Eye: James McTeigue, A Lesson in Kicking Ass, A Hero Evolved.

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~84:00s UK: Passed 15 uncut for sustained threat, strong violence

     

     

    Shopping: Gold...

    1974 UK action adventure thriller by Peter R Hunt, once cut by the BBFC for an A rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 21st September 2018
    Gold is a 1974 UK action adventure thriller by Peter R Hunt.
    Starring Roger Moore, Susannah York and Ray Milland. IMDb  

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for an A rated cinema release. Uncut at 12 for home video. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2018 Kl Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th September 2018
    • 2018 Kl Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Roger Moore (Live and Let Die, Street People) and Susannah York (The Killing of Sister George) star in this explosive 1974 international conspiracy thriller, set in the South African goldfields and directed by Peter Hunt (On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Death Hunt). A ruthless global cabal of financial investors plans to manipulate the price of gold on the world market -- by sabotaging one of South Africa's top gold mines and flooding it with millions of gallons of water. All they need is someone to take the blame. Manager Rod Slater (Moore) seems the perfect choice. He's brash, rough and impulsive -- just the sort of man to make a fatal mistake. As Slater embarks on an affair with Terry (York), the heiress granddaughter of mine owner Hurry Hirschfeld (Ray Milland, Panic in Year Zero!), the conspiracy tightens all around him and thousands of lives hang by a thread... Based on a best-selling novel by Wilbur Smith (Dark of the Sun, Shout at the Devil) and filmed entirely on location in South Africa, Gold is an unforgettable thriller with a breathtaking climax and a fantastic cast which also includes John Gielgud (The Whistle Blower) and Bradford Dillman (Compulsion).

    Special Features:
    -Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
    -Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Phantasm: Lord Of The Dead...

    1994 US horror by Don Coscarelli, once cut for an R rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 20th September 2018
    Phantasm: Lord Of The Dead (aka Phantasm III) is a 1994 US horror by Don Coscarelli.
    With Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Well Go Usa RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 18th September 2018
    US Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. This version was BBFC 18 rated for VHS and DVD. The cuts were later restored for the MPAA Unrated Director's Cut which was passed 15 for 2005 DVD in the UK.

    The Amazon listing suggests that this releases is R rated (the cut theatrical version), but previous releases from Well Go USA have been the uncut MPAA Unrated version.

    Promotional Material

    After being tricked by the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) once more, Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and an unconscious Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) are left alone by their attacker who is content with the head of their now deceased friend Liz (Paula Irvine) for now. Mike doesn t awake from his coma until two years later after his brother Jody (Bill Thornbury), whom had died in a car accident, appears to him in a dream. Mike, Reggie, and Jody, who is now just a flying, burnt sphere, team back up to fight the Tall Man again, but before they can, he appears and pulls Mike into another dimension. Now it s up to Reggie and Jody to find Mike before that infamous mortician is able to transform him, only this time, he has way more spheres. Thousands of them.

    Language: English
    Subtitles: English SDH

    BONUS FEATURES:
    Phantasm III: Behind the Scenes
    Deleted Scene
    Audio Commentary with Stars A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm
    Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Who Killed Teddy Bear...

    1965 USA crime mystery thriller by Joseph Cates, once banned by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th September 2018
    Who Killed Teddy Bear is a 1965 USA crime mystery thriller by Joseph Cates.
    Starring Sal Mineo, Juliet Prowse and Jan Murray. BBFC link IMDb  

    Banned by the BBFC for 1965 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated since 2008 DVD.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong sex references and one scene of sexual violence for:
    • 2018 Network (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    A grim police detective embarks on a one-man crusade to track down a depraved sex maniac when a nightclub dancer receives a disturbing series of obscene phone calls. Finding himself getting far too close to the victim for comfort, the hard-boiled cop must track down the unbalanced pervert before he can carry out his sick threats...

    Refused certification on its original theatrical release due to its sleazy, taboo-breaking nature, this psychological crime thriller features strong performances from Sal Mineo as a bodybuilding, pornography-addicted bus boy and Juliet Prowse as a victimised nightclub hostess. Showcasing Oscar-nominated cinematographer Joseph Brun's breathtaking imagery of pre-clean-up Times Square and 42nd Street, this forgotten neo-noir masterpiece of American independent cinema still retains the power to shock, and crackles with energy from its smart dialogue, electrifying performances and groovy dance sequences.

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    [] Trailer
    [] Court Martial episode
    [] LSD: Insight or Insanity?
    [] Stills gallery
    [] PDF material

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~90:00s UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong sex references and one scene of sexual violence.

    An article from dvdcompare.net confirms that the UK 15 rated version contains the full gymnasium sequence.

     

     

    Smallfoot, the latest film to suffer category cuts for cinema release...

    Yetis go out in search of humans, strange and mythical creatures that can be reduced to a blubbering heap by the sound of a four letter word


    Link Here 16th September 2018
    Smallfoot is a 2018 USA children's cartoon comedy by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig (co-director).
    Starring Zendaya, Channing Tatum and Gina Rodriguez. BBFC link IMDb

    The film has just been passed U for very mild threat, rude humour, language after BBFC category cuts for 2018 cinema release.

    The film was originally passed PG uncut for infrequent mild bad language, but 10 days later the film was passed U after a cut for category.

    The BBFC commented:

    • Company chose to remove a single use of mild bad language ('crap') in order to obtain a U classification. An uncut PG classification was available.

    Summary Notes

    A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.

     

     

    Shopping: The Strangers: Prey At Night...

    2018 USA horror by Johannes Roberts just released on UK DVD seemingly in the Theatrical Version


    Link Here 16th September 2018
    The Strangers: Prey At Night is a 2018 USA horror by Johannes Roberts.
    Starring Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison and Martin Henderson. BBFC link IMDb
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended MPAA Unrated Version. There is also an Alternative Ending.

    There's nothing noted by the BBFC or Amazon publicity material that suggests an Unrated or Extended Version so this is presumably the Theatrical Version.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence, injury detail, language for:
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th September 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    When Cindy (Christina Hendricks) and her husband, Mike (Martin Henderson), take their rebellious teenage daughter Kinsey (Bailee Madison) and son Luke (Lewis Pullman) on a road trip, what began as an ordinary, gripe-filled family excursion soon becomes their worst nightmare come to life. Upon arrival at a secluded mobile home park, a knock on their trailer door leads to an inescapable night of terror as three masked strangers, with inexplicable deadly intentions, force this fractured family to come together and fight for their lives.

     

     

    BBFC slashes its rating...

    John Carpenter's Halloween just downrated to 15 for cinema release


    Link Here 14th September 2018
    Halloween is a 1978 USA horror by John Carpenter.
    Starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tony Moran. BBFC link IMDb

    John Carpenter's Halloween has just been passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence, nudity for 2018 cinema release.

    It has always been uncut in the UK and US. It was 18 rated until 2018, when it was passed 15 for a cinema release.

    The previous BBFC 18 rating has been widely questioned for some time now. It seems to compare with 15 rated horrors rather than 18 rated horrors, but perhaps the quality filmmaking makes it a bit more scary than if judged by the violence you actually see.

    The film has not yet been submitted for reconsideration on video, so is still nominally 18 rated for 2018 home video releases.

    Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. There is also an Extended TV cut.

     

     

    Shopping: The Tree of Life...

    2011 USA fantasy drama by Terrence Malick just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with a new extended version


    Link Here 14th September 2018
    The Tree of Life is a 2011 USA fantasy drama by Terrence Malick.
    Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. BBFC link IMDb
    The Theatrical Version is uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US and BBFC 12 rated in the UK. There also exists and Extended Version.

    The additional footage will reveal more from the backstory of Pitt's family and will add further background to Sean Penn's charcter too. Malick considers the Theatrical Version still his 'Director's Cut' but he says this new Extended Cut will shed some light on a few things.

    US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    US:
    The Theatrical Version was rated PG-13 for some thematic material:
    • 2018 Sony/Criterion [Theatrical + Extended Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th September 2018
    • 2018 Sony/Criterion [Theatrical + Extended Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 11th September 2018

    Promotional Material

    Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer limits of time and space. Reaching back to the dawn of creation, Malick sets a story of boyhood memories on a universal scale, charting the coming of age of an awestruck child (newcomer Hunter McCracken) in Texas in the 1950s, as he learns to navigate the extremes of nature and grace represented by his bitter, often tyrannical father (Brad Pitt) and his ethereal, nurturing mother (Jessica Chastain, in her breakout role). Shot with nimble attention to life's most fleeting moments by Emmanuel Lubezki, the Palme d'Or--winning The Tree of Life marks the intimately personal, cosmically ambitious culmination of Malick's singular approach to filmmaking.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED THREE-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    - New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Terrence Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki
    - New extended version of the film featuring an additional fifty minutes of footage
    - Exploring "The Tree of Life," a 2011 documentary featuring collaborators and admirers of Malick's, including filmmakers David Fincher and Christopher Nolan
    - New interviews with actor Jessica Chastain and visual-effects supervisor Dan Glass
    - Interview from 2011 with composer Alexandre Desplat about the film, and a new interview with music critic Alex Ross about Malick's approach to music
    - Video essay from 2011 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz
    - Trailer
    - More!
    - PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones and a 2011 piece on the film by critic Roger Ebert

     

     

    Shopping: My Sweet Satan...

    1994 USA crime horror short by Jim Van Bebber set for UK Blu-ray release on 22nd October with previous BBFC cuts just waived


    Link Here 13th September 2018
    My Sweet Satan is a 1994 USA crime horror short film by Jim Van Bebber.
    Starring Jim Van Bebber, Terek Puckett and Alydra Kelly. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated VHS in 1999. Uncut and 18 rated for 2018 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
    • 2018 Arrow Special Edition [Deadbeat at Dawn + My Sweet Satan + Roadkill] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon on 22nd October

    Previous BBFC cuts:

    The video was cut by the BBFC when submitted in 1999

    • At 16 mins close up of man stabbing victim in eye and all sight of other attacker crushing his boot repeatedly on victim's head and squashing it into a bloody pulp were removed.

    T he distributor, Exploited commented on the 1999 cuts:

    I have to cut a particularly brutal scene from the climax of the film, which may render the film pointless.

    Summary Notes

    "My Sweet Satan" - Ricky Casland hangs himself in prison. Flashbacks and discussions with friends trace his degeneracy into drugs and Satan worship that culminates in the crime that put him behind bars.

    Additional Material:
    • Deadbeat at Dawn - Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin [Additional Material]
    • Deadbeat at Dawn - Gator Green [Additional Material]
    • Deadbeat at Dawn - My Sweet Satan [Additional Material]
    • Deadbeat at Dawn - Chunk Blower [Additional Material]
    • Deadbeat at Dawn - Into the Black [Additional Material]

     

     

    Shopping: A Wizard's Tale...

    2018 UK / Mexico family animation comedy by Andrés Couturier just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 13th September 2018
    A Wizard's Tale is a 2018 UK / Mexico family animation comedy by Andrés Couturier.
    Starring Lily Collins, Toby Kebbell and Ian McShane. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed U for very mild threat, comic violence for after 2:05s of BBFC category cuts for:

    • 2018 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th September 2018
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company chose to remove a scene in which characters inhale gaseous substances in a manner referecing drug misuse. An uncut PG was available.

    Promotional Material

    Imagine a world where happiness, smiling and laughter are a thing of the past; where an evil wizard presides over all that is good in the land. A WIZARD S TALE is a magical family adventure about one boy s quest to restore happiness to the world. Join Terry on his magical quest, as he outwits a multitude of weird and wonderful creatures and finds friendship with a Princess along the way. From the writer of Ice Age: The Meltdown and with a stellar voice cast, including Ian McShane (John Wick, Coraline), Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) and Toby Kebbell, A WIZARD S TALE is an uplifting magical journey that is guaranteed to cast its spell on adults and children alike.

     

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