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 Shopping: Zombie Creeping Flesh...

1980 Italy/Spain video nasty by Bruno Mattei set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 28th August 2017


Link Here 23rd June 2017
Zombie Creeping Flesh Blu-ray Zombie Creeping Flesh is a 1980 Italy/Spain horror by Bruno Mattei.
With Margit Evelyn Newton, Franco Garofalo and Selan Karay. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
  • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
UK Censorship History

Pre-cut for violence and further shortened for brevity for 1982 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and uncut in 2002. Uncut in the US

Promotional Material

A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies.

 

 Shopping: Don't Look in the Basement/Don't Look in the Basement 2...

1973 US video nasty by SF Brownrigg set for US Blu-ray release on 11th July 2017


Link Here 15th June 2017
Don't Look in the Basement/Don't Look in the Basement 2 Don't Look in the Basement is a 1973 US horror video by SF Brownrigg.
With Bill McGhee, Jessie Lee Fulton and Robert Dracup.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Banned on VHS as a video nasty. Passed 15 uncut on DVD in 2005.
Don't Look in the Basement 2 is a 2015 USA horror thriller by Tony Brownrigg.
Starring Chester Rushing, Frank Mosley and Andrew Sensenig. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Brink [Don't Look in the Basement 1+2] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 11th July 2017

Summary Review: A must-see for B horror fans

A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.

Take an ensemble cast of good B grade actors, give them a good script, a somewhat original premise, and unobtrusive directing, and you may end up with a film that over-achieves as much as Don't Look in the Basement did.

The film takes place in a large house which is home to several psychotic individuals. The film starts with the head of the hospital being chopped up with an axe. The rest of the film builds tension and successfully develops the individual psychoses of the in-mates. After a while it becomes very unclear who is a patient and who is a doctor.

In the end, Don't Look in the Basement is a cleverly plotted film which benefits from generally good acting and directing and not-overly-ambitious camera work.

 

 Shopping: The Slayer...

1981 US video nasty by JS Cardone set for UK Blu-ray release on 21st August 2017


Link Here 31st May 2017
The Slayer Blu-ray The Slayer is a 1981 US horror by JS Cardone .
With Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn and Carol Kottenbrook.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

  • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
UK Censorship History

Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and passed 18 after 14s of BBFC cuts in 1992. Cuts waived in 2001.

Promotional Material

IS IT A NIGHTMARE? OR IS IT... THE SLAYER?

One of the most sought-after titles for slasher fans everywhere, The Slayer finally rises from the ashes of obscurity in a brand new 4K transfer courtesy of Arrow Video.

Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind, or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to terrifying life?

Previously only available on home video in truncated or full screen versions, The Slayer whose nightmares-seeping-into-reality theme predates a certain Wes Craven classic by several years comes lovingly restored from the original negative in a stunning transfer that will be a revelation to fans both old and new.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin
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     Shopping: Madhouse...

    1981 Italy / USA video nasty by Ovidio G Assonitis set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 12th June 2017


    Link Here 5th May 2017
    Madhouse DVDBlu-rayCombo Madhouse (aka And When She Was Bad) is a 1981 Italy / USA horror by Ovidio G Assonitis (as Oliver Hellman).
    Starring Trish Everly, Michael MacRae and Dennis Robertson. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 12th June 2017
    Video Nasty

    Initially released uncut on 1983 VHS but was soon re-released with cuts due the video nasties panic. The film was banned as a video nasty anyway. It was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    MANY PEOPLE VISIT ... NO ONE EVER LEAVES.

    Helmed by legendary producer/director Ovidio Assonitis, the man behind such cult favourites as The Visitor and Piranha II: The Spawning, Madhouse is a crimson-soaked tale of sibling rivalry taken to a terrifying and bloody extreme.

    Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin Mary... but Mary hasn t forgotten. Escaping hospital, where she s recently been admitted with a horrific, disfiguring illness, Julia s sadistic sister vows to exact a particularly cruel revenge on her sibling this year promising a birthday surprise that she ll never forget.

    An Italian production shot entirely in Savannah, Georgia, Madhouse (aka And When She Was Bad and There Was a Little Girl) fuses slasher elements with the over-the-top excess of 80s Italian terror resulting in a cinematic bloodbath so gut-wrenching that the British authorities saw fit to outlaw it as a video nasty .

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentations
  • Original Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Brand new interviews with cast and crew
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Theatrical Trailer, newly transferred in HD
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film
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     Shopping: Fifty Shades Darker...

    2017 USA erotic romance by James Foley set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 26th June 2017


    Link Here 2nd May 2017
    Fifty Shades Darker Unmasked Edition DVD + Digital Copy DVD Fifty Shades Darker is a 2017 USA erotic romance by James Foley.
    Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Bella Heathcote. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong sex for:
    UK:
    The Extended/Unmasked/Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:

    • 2017 Universal [Theatrical + Unmasked] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th June 2017
    • 2017 Universal [Theatrical + Unmasked] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th June 2017
    • 2017 Universal Pictures [Fifty Shades of Grey Unseen + Darker Unmasked] 4k RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
    • 2017 Universal [50 Shades Grey Unseen + 50 Shades Darker Unmasked] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 26th June 2017
    • 2017 Universal [50 Shades Grey Unseen + 50 Shades Darker Unmasked] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 26th June 2017
    Versions
    The Theatrical Version is 18 rated in the UK and R rated in the US, but was banned in India. An Unmasked extended version version is MPAA Unrated in the US and 18 rated in the UK.

    Promotional Material

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

    Bonus: THEATRICAL VERSION EXTENDED/ UNRATED VERSION DELETED SCENES TEASE TO FIFTY SHADES FREED 360 EXPERIENCES BEHIND THE SCENES WITH DIRECTOR E.L JAMES AND CAST MEMBERS

     

     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!

     



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