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 Shopping: Nekromantik 2...

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


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

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

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

Promotional Material

THE RETURN OF THE LOVING DEAD

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

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

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

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

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


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

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

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

    Promotional Material

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

     

     Shopping: Brotherhood of Blades...

    2014 China action film by Yang Lu set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 10th April 2017 with BBFC cuts for animal cruelty


    Link Here 31st March 2017
    Brotherhood of Blades Blu-ray Brotherhood of Blades (Xiu chun dao) is a 2014 China action film by Yang Lu.
    Starring Chen Chang, Shih-Chieh Chin and Dong-xue Li. BBFC link IMDb

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

     

     Shopping: The Awful Dr. Orloff...

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


    Link Here 31st March 2017
    The Awful Dr. Orloff DVD The Awful Dr Orlof is a 1962 Spain/France horror thriller by Jesús Franco.
    With Conrado San Martín, Diana Lorys, Howard Vernon. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

    • 2017 Screenbound/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th June 2017
    Censorship History
    Widely distributed in a cut French Version. The BBFC further cut this by 37s. The BBFC later waived these cut for 2017 video. The uncut Spanish Version turned up on German DVD in 2013.

    Promotional Material

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

     

     Shopping: Ironmaster...

    1983 Italy / France action adventure by Umberto Lenzi set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 10th April 2017 with BBFC cuts for animal cruelty


    Link Here 3rd March 2017
    Ironmaster Blu-ray Ironmaster is a 1983 Italy / France action adventure by Umberto Lenzi (as Humphrey Milestone).
    Starring Sam Pasco, Elvire Audray and George Eastman. BBFC link IMDb

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

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

    UK Censorship History

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

    Promotional Material

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

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

     

     Shopping: Fairy Tales...

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


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

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

    Censorship History

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

    Promotional Material

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

     

     Shopping: Stagecoach...

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


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

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

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

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

    Summary Notes

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

     

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

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


    Link Here 16th February 2017
    2019: After the Fall of New York Blu-ray 2019: After the Fall of New York is a 1983 Italy / France action Sci-Fi horror by Sergio Martino (as Martin Dolman).
    Starring Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier and George Eastman. BBFC link IMDb

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

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

     

     Shopping: The Awful Dr. Orloff...

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


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

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

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

     

     Shopping: Multiple Maniacs...

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


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

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

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

    The BBFC cuts were:

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

    Promotional Material

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

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

     

     Shopping: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth...

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


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

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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

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

    This release seems to feature the full uncut version.

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

    Summary Notes

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

     

     Shopping: Bare Breasted Countess...

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


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

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

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

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

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

    Promotional Material

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

     

     Shopping: Love Camp 7...

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


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

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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

    Reviews

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

    Promotional Material

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