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nurses a weird fascination for a neighbourhood girl who passes the time by dancing on the rooftop, he remains socially withdrawn with his co-workers and can't even find comfort in the arms of a hooker.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

 

 

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

1968 USA comedy drama by Brian De Palma, the first MPAA X rated movie, set for UK Blu-ray release on 12th November 2018


Link Here 3rd September 2018
Greetings is a 1968 USA comedy drama by Brian De Palma.
Starring Jonathan Warden, Robert De Niro and Gerrit Graham. BBFC link IMDb

The film was given the first MPAA X rating for its theatrical release. It was later cut for an R rating. A short version was passed X for UK cinema release in 1969 but home videos have all been 18 uncut.

The Wedding Party is a 1969 USA comedy by Brian De Palma (as Brian DePalma), Wilford Leach...
Starring Valda Setterfield, Raymond McNally and John Braswell. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film.

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

There are no censorship issues with this film.

UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:
  • 2018 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th November 2018

Promotional Material

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

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

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

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

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

    1988 USA action crime film by Jim Van Bebber, previously banned by the BBFC, now just passed 18 uncut and set for UK Blu-ray release on 22nd October


    Link Here 31st August 2018
    Deadbeat at Dawn is a 1988 USA action crime film by Jim Van Bebber.
    Starring Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber and Megan Murphy. BBFC link IMDb  

    Banned by the BBFC for 1998 VHS. Uncut and 18 rated UK Blu-ray release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Deadbeat at Dawn

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

    • 2018 Arrow Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon on 22nd October 2018

    Banned in 1998

    The video was submitted by Dave Gregory from the Exploited VHS label in 1998 and he made it absolutely clear that Whittam Smith was personally responsible for the ban. The story goes like this:

    I submitted Deadbeat at Dawn back in July hoping to release it alongside Vigilante . The BBFC sent me a not entirely unexpected cuts list for Deadbeat totalling two minutes of footage. I made around fifty cuts to remove all sight of chain sticks and throwing stars exactly as they requested. Most of the gore in the film passed unnoticed.

    I resubmitted the film and started sending out preview copies, printed the sleeves, and ran a couple of ads, under the foolish assumption that because I had cut what they asked the film would be approved. Not so. Ferman watched it and through his secretary informed me that there was a problem with the violence in the film. A discussion was to be staged on the matter two days after the original release date: Oct. 26th. According to Ferman, opinions were split among the examiners.

    Then Whittam Smith entered the room, overruled all discussion and declared that the film was to be rejected. Democratic discussion! Anyway, Ferman said they didn't want to issue another cuts list and that I could submit a toned down version if I wanted to. He had this impression of the film reaching a massive audience of impressionable. I told him that he ought to consider, in future, the actual market for a film of this type. 1500 units max! Not a huge blockbuster by any account, but a healthy specialist market.

    Promotional Material

    Jim VanBebber s notorious, blood-drenched cult classic Deadbeat at Dawn rises again on the advent of its 30th anniversary, newly restored for the first time on Blu-ray. Locked and loaded with a raft of new extras, see Deadbeat as you ve never seen it before in all its head-busting, bone-crushing glory!

    Written by, directed by and starring VanBebber, Deadbeat follows the story of Goose a gang leader whose girlfriend is brutally slaughtered when he attempts to leave the thug life behind. Pulled back into the gang, who ve now formed an uneasy alliance with the thugs that butchered his girl, Goose sees an opportunity to exact his brutal, deadly revenge.

    The very definition of DIY, independent filmmaking (VanBebber quit film school after his first year and used his student loan to fund the movie), Deadbeat at Dawn surpasses its low-budget origins to create a revenge movie that delivers more thrills and bloody spills than all of Chuck Norris films combined.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by writer-director Jim VanBebber
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new free-wheeling audio commentary with Jim VanBebber ( Goose , The Ravens Gang Leader), actor Paul Harper ( Danny Carmodi , The Spyders Gang Leader) and guest Cody Lee Hardin, moderated by filmmaker Victor Bonacore ( Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim VanBebber )
  • Jim VanBebber, Deadbeat Forever! a brand new retrospective documentary on VanBebber and the Deadbeat legacy by Filmmaker Victor Bonacore, featuring first-time interviews, super-rare footage, VanBebber s college films and much, much more!
  • Archival 1986 behind-the-scenes documentary Nate Pennington s VHS documentary on a failed Deadbeat shoot
  • Outtakes, newly transferred in HD
  • Four newly-restored VanBebber short films Into the Black (1983, 34 mins), My Sweet Satan (1993, 19 mins), Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin (1994, 14 mins) and Gator Green (2013, 16 mins)
  • Jim VanBebber Music Video Collection, featuring never-before-seen Director s Cuts
  • Chunkblower promotional trailer for an unfinished Gary Blair Smith-produced gore-soaked feature film
  • Extensive Image Gallery Never-Before-Seen Stills!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Scott Gabbey and Graham Rae
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    Shopping: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation...

    1994 USA comedy horror thriller by Kim Henkel set for US Blu-ray release on 30th October 2018 with the Extended Version


    Link Here 20th August 2018
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 USA comedy horror thriller by Kim Henkel.
    Starring Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey and Robert Jacks. IMDb

    Not cut by film censors but exists in 2 versions. A shortened Standard Version and an Extended Version

    US: The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    US:
    The Standard Version is uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition {Standard + Extended Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th October 2018
    • 2018 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Summary Notes

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

    Versions

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

     

    The Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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

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

     

     

    Shopping: Andrei Rublev...

    1966 Soviet Union biography by Andrei Tarkovsky set for US Blu-ray and DVD release on 25th September 2018 with 2 versions. A UK release has been cancelled due to BBFC cuts being required for a horse fall


    Link Here 12th August 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".

    The same package 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

     

     

    Shopping: Deadpool 2...

    2018 USA action comedy adventure by David Leitch set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 17th September 2018 in 2 versions


    Link Here 3rd August 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: Show Dogs...

    2018 USA comedy by Raja Gosnell set for uncut UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 1st October 2018


    Link Here 1st August 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: Deadbeat at Dawn...

    1988 USA action crime film by Jim Van Bebber, previously banned by the BBFC, set for UK Blu-ray release on 22nd October 2018


    Link Here 28th July 2018
    Deadbeat at Dawn is a 1988 USA action crime film by Jim Van Bebber.
    Starring Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber and Megan Murphy. BBFC link IMDb  

    Banned by the BBFC for 1998 VHS. Set for an uncut UK Blu-ray release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Deadbeat at Dawn

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2018 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd October 2018

    Banned in 1998

    The video was submitted by Dave Gregory from the Exploited VHS label in 1998 and he made it absolutely clear that Whittam Smith was personally responsible for the ban. The story goes like this:

    I submitted Deadbeat at Dawn back in July hoping to release it alongside Vigilante . The BBFC sent me a not entirely unexpected cuts list for Deadbeat totalling two minutes of footage. I made around fifty cuts to remove all sight of chain sticks and throwing stars exactly as they requested. Most of the gore in the film passed unnoticed.

    I resubmitted the film and started sending out preview copies, printed the sleeves, and ran a couple of ads, under the foolish assumption that because I had cut what they asked the film would be approved. Not so. Ferman watched it and through his secretary informed me that there was a problem with the violence in the film. A discussion was to be staged on the matter two days after the original release date: Oct. 26th. According to Ferman, opinions were split among the examiners.

    Then Whittam Smith entered the room, overruled all discussion and declared that the film was to be rejected. Democratic discussion! Anyway, Ferman said they didn't want to issue another cuts list and that I could submit a toned down version if I wanted to. He had this impression of the film reaching a massive audience of impressionable. I told him that he ought to consider, in future, the actual market for a film of this type. 1500 units max! Not a huge blockbuster by any account, but a healthy specialist market.

    Promotional Material

    Jim VanBebber s notorious, blood-drenched cult classic Deadbeat at Dawn rises again on the advent of its 30th anniversary, newly restored for the first time on Blu-ray. Locked and loaded with a raft of new extras, see Deadbeat as you ve never seen it before in all its head-busting, bone-crushing glory!

    Written by, directed by and starring VanBebber, Deadbeat follows the story of Goose a gang leader whose girlfriend is brutally slaughtered when he attempts to leave the thug life behind. Pulled back into the gang, who ve now formed an uneasy alliance with the thugs that butchered his girl, Goose sees an opportunity to exact his brutal, deadly revenge.

    The very definition of DIY, independent filmmaking (VanBebber quit film school after his first year and used his student loan to fund the movie), Deadbeat at Dawn surpasses its low-budget origins to create a revenge movie that delivers more thrills and bloody spills than all of Chuck Norris films combined.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by writer-director Jim VanBebber
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new free-wheeling audio commentary with Jim VanBebber ( Goose , The Ravens Gang Leader), actor Paul Harper ( Danny Carmodi , The Spyders Gang Leader) and guest Cody Lee Hardin, moderated by filmmaker Victor Bonacore ( Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim VanBebber )
  • Jim VanBebber, Deadbeat Forever! a brand new retrospective documentary on VanBebber and the Deadbeat legacy by Filmmaker Victor Bonacore, featuring first-time interviews, super-rare footage, VanBebber s college films and much, much more!
  • Archival 1986 behind-the-scenes documentary Nate Pennington s VHS documentary on a failed Deadbeat shoot
  • Outtakes, newly transferred in HD
  • Four newly-restored VanBebber short films Into the Black (1983, 34 mins), My Sweet Satan (1993, 19 mins), Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin (1994, 14 mins) and Gator Green (2013, 16 mins)
  • Jim VanBebber Music Video Collection, featuring never-before-seen Director s Cuts
  • Chunkblower promotional trailer for an unfinished Gary Blair Smith-produced gore-soaked feature film
  • Extensive Image Gallery Never-Before-Seen Stills!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Scott Gabbey and Graham Rae
  • Versions

        ~80:00s UK: BBFC details not yet published for: US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

     

     

    Shopping: Candyman...

    1992 USA / UK horror thriller by Bernard Rose set for UK Blu-ray release on 29th October 2018 hopefully uncut for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray


    Link Here 28th July 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 so hopefully will make the uncut version available for future home video releases. However it is not yet confirmed that Arrow have located a source for an uncut version. In fact Simon notes that the original UK distributors may have mislaid their uncut original negative.

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition 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

  • Brand new 2K restoration 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
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Exclusive packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
  • 6 Lobby Card reproductions
  • Reversible fold-out poster featuring two artworks
  • Fully illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth
  • Limited Edition perfect-bound booklet reproducing the original hand-painted storyboards by Bernard Rose
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
  • Brand new audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Be My Victim a brand new interview with Tony Todd
  • It Was Always You, Helen a brand new interview with 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
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Three rarely-seen Bernard Rose short films, newly restored in HD: Looking at Alice (30 mins, 1978), A Bomb With No Name on It (3 mins, 1976), The Wreckers (5 mins)
  • Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~99:00s UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    Set for a restored release UK Blu-ray in 2018 so hopefully this will be the uncut version

     

     

    Shopping: The Equalizer...

    2014 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua set for UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 30th July 2018 seemingly uncut


    Link Here 27th July 2018
    The Equalizer is a 2014 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua.
    Starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas and Chloë Grace Moretz. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC advised category cuts for a 15 rated 2014 cinema and home video release. It looks likely that the 2018 4k Blu-ray is uncut. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2018 Sony Pictures R0 4k Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon released on 30th July 2018

    Sony have published cover art with an 18 rating for strong bloody violence. There's no sign of an 18 rated version in the BBFC database, but the disk is clearly intended for international distribution and must surely be the uncut version. It is perhaps likely that the standard Blu-ray version in the combo will be the cut UK version.

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis McCall (Denzel Washington) has put his mysterious past behind him and is dedicated to living a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem; if the odds are stacked against them; if they have nowhere else to turn: McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. Special Features Special features are presented in SD or HD resolution. 4K ULTRA HD DISC SPECIAL FEATURES* *Some of the information listed here may not apply to Special Features on the Blu-ray Disc ALL NEW - 5 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes featuring McCall's Epilogue teasing THE EQUALIZER 2 A Villain's Psychosis featurette Boston: On Location featurette A Modern Hero featurette Joining Forces Again: Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua featurette Playing the Part: The Cast of The Equalizer featurette The Home Mart Advantage: The Action of The Equalizer featurette BLU-RAY DISC SPECIAL FEATURES Vengeance Mode with Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua 6 Featurettes Photo Gallery

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~132:00s UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    Sony have published cover art with an 18 rating for strong bloody violence. There's no sign of an 18 rated version in the BBFC database ,but the disk is clearly intended for international distribution and must surely be the uncut version.

     

     

    Shopping: The Equalizer...

    2014 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua set for UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 30th July 2018 seemingly uncut


    Link Here 27th July 2018
    The Equalizer is a 2014 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua.
    Starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas and Chloë Grace Moretz. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    BBFC advised category cuts for a 15 rated 2014 cinema and home video release. It looks likely that the 2018 4k Blu-ray is uncut. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:
    • 2018 Sony Pictures R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th July 2018

    Sony have published cover art with an 18 rating for strong bloody violence. There's no sign of an 18 rated version in the BBFC database, but the disk is clearly intended for international distribution and must surely be the uncut version.

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis McCall (Denzel Washington) has put his mysterious past behind him and is dedicated to living a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem; if the odds are stacked against them; if they have nowhere else to turn: McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. Special Features Special features are presented in SD or HD resolution. 4K ULTRA HD DISC SPECIAL FEATURES* *Some of the information listed here may not apply to Special Features on the Blu-ray Disc ALL NEW - 5 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes featuring McCall's Epilogue teasing THE EQUALIZER 2 A Villain's Psychosis featurette Boston: On Location featurette A Modern Hero featurette Joining Forces Again: Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua featurette Playing the Part: The Cast of The Equalizer featurette The Home Mart Advantage: The Action of The Equalizer featurette BLU-RAY DISC SPECIAL FEATURES Vengeance Mode with Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua 6 Featurettes Photo Gallery

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    18 ~132:00s UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    Sony have published cover art with an 18 rating for strong bloody violence. There's no sign of an 18 rated version in the BBFC database ,but the disk is clearly intended for international distribution and must surely be the uncut version.

     

     

    Shopping: Maniac...

    1980 film by William Lustig, once banned by the BBFC, set for 4k re-mastered US Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 13th November 2018


    Link Here 26th July 2018
    Maniac is a 1980 US serial killer horror by William Lustig.
    With Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro and Abigail Clayton. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    The Uncut Unrated Theatrical Version is preferred over the shortened Director's Cut. Once Banned by the BBFC, then cut. The film was also cut in the US for an R Rating.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Maniac

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2018 Blue Underground Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 13th November 2018

    Promotional Material

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

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

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

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

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

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

  • Versions

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

     


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