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 Shopping: Torture Garden...

1967 UK horror fantasy by Freddie Francis set for UK Blu-ray release on 30th October 2017


Link Here 14th October 2017
Torture Garden Blu-ray Torture Garden is a 1967 UK horror fantasy by Freddie Francis.
Starring Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith and Beverly Adams. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Previously passed 12 uncut for moderate horror and violence for:

  • 2017 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th October 2017
Versions

There are no censorship issues with this release, but an extended version was released on DVD compared with the Theatrical Version released at the cinema.

The Extended Version has 7 minutes of additional material. The additional footage consists of more scenes of Dr. Diablo introducing devices of torture, a longer electric chair scene, and more footage in the Terror Over Hollywood sequence.

However publicity material for this release states that the film has been re-mastered and the running time suggests that this is based on the Theatrical Version, but this is not yet confirmed.

The film was originally X rated for 1967 cinema release. This was reduced to 15 for 1989 VHS, and to 12 for 2005 DVD.

Promotional Material

From Hammer-rival Amicus Productions comes this horror anthology penned by Robert Bloch (author of Psycho ) and directed by the great British cinematographer Freddie Francis. Genre legend Peter Cushing stars alongside Jack Palance and Burgess Meredith in an omnibus of chilling and gruesome stories, inspired by E.C. Comics' Tales from the Crypt comic-book series of the 1950s.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• Ramsey Campbell on Robert Bloch (2017, tbc mins)
• Interview with Fiona Subotsky (2017, tbc mins)
• Interview with actor Barbara Ewing (2017, tbc mins) TBC
• Hannah Gordon on husband DoP Norman Warwick (2017, tbc mins) TBC
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Laura Mayne, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• More TBC

 

 Shopping: Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning...

4 film set for UK Blu-ray release on 30th October with old BBFC cuts just waived for Michael Carreras' Maniac


Link Here 8th October 2017
Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning Blu-ray Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning consists of:
  • MANIAC (Michael Carreras, 1963)
  • THE GORGON (Terence Fisher, 1964)
  • THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB (Michael Carreras, 1964)
  • FANATIC (Silvio Narizzano, 1965)

UK: Released with an aggregate 15 rating for:

  • 2017 Powerhouse Films Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th October
Maniac is a 1963 UK crime horror by Michael Carreras
With Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray and Donald Houston. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1963 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were waived for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2017.
The Gorgon is a 1964 UK horror by Terrence Fisher.
With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Richard Pasco. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1964 cinema release. It is not clear if these cuts persisted onto home video which was 15 rated for 1986 VHS and then 12 rated for 2010 DVD.
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb is a 1964 UK horror thriller by Michael Carreras.
Starring Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard and Fred Clark. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Uncut in the UK and US. Originally X rated for 1964 cinema release, 15 rated for 1986 VHS and 12 rated on DVD since 2006.
Fanatic is a 1965 UK horror thriller by Silvio Narizzano
With Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers and Peter Vaughan. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1965 cinema release. An unknown version is 15 rated for home video.

Promotional Material

Four classics from Hammer, each presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Whether it's a mad man brandishing a welding torch, a mythical monster who's looks can kill, an ancient royal with diabolical powers, or a mad woman wielding a pair of scissors, this set has something to unease everybody. Containing a wealth of new and exclusive extra features – including title-specific documentaries, cast and crew interviews, expert appreciations, introductions and more – this stunning Blu-ray-only Limited Edition box set is published in a horribly limited, numbered edition of 4,000 units. The titles are:

MANIAC (Michael Carreras, 1963)
THE GORGON (Terence Fisher, 1964)
THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB (Michael Carreras, 1964)
FANATIC (Silvio Narizzano, 1965)

INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• HD restorations of all four films
• Original Mono audio
• All-new documentaries exploring aspects of each film
The Gorgon audio commentary with Daughters of Darkness’ Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
The Gorgon introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness
• New interviews with actors Barbara Shelley and Mike McStay
• New interviews with cameramen Michael Reed and Douglas Milsome
• Playwright Matthew Lombardo on Tallulah Bankhead and Fanatic
Hammer’s Women – an exclusive series of filmed appreciations of Nadia Gray, Barbara Shelley, Jeanne Roland and Tallulah Bankhead
• Original trailers and promotional films
• Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials
• Four box set exclusive booklets with new essays, contemporary reviews, historic articles, and full film credits
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• UK premieres on Blu-ray
• Limited edition box set of 4,000 copies
...AND MORE!

 

 Shopping: Sorcerer...

1977 USA action adventure drama by William Friedkin, The full length US Version set for first UK video release on 6th November 2017 on Blu-ray


Link Here 3rd October 2017
Sorcerer Blu-ray Sorcerer (aka Wages of Fear) is a 1977 USA action adventure drama by William Friedkin.
With Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer and Francisco Rabal. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: The longer US Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, injury detail for:

  • 2017 Entertainment One RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th November 2017
Versions
The European version titled Wages of Fear was shortened. The US version titled Sorcerer is complete

Promotional Material

Exiled from their home nations, four strangers from separate corners of the earth agree to undertake a dangerous mission to transport unstable dynamite through the dense jungle of South America in order to earn their passage home.

When the slightest bump in the road could equal instant death, the real question is not whether these men will survive this nerve-shredding ordeal but who will they have become if they return at all?

After the success of The French Connection and The Exorcist, William Friedkin began work on his biggest project to date. Seizing the moment, he embarked on an ambitious and lengthy shoot in the dense jungles of the Dominican Republic and like Werner Herzog with Fitzcoraldo and Francis Ford Coppola on Apocalypse Now, Friedkin battled the elements, came face-to-face with nature and emerged victorious.

Now, 40 years since its release, Sorcerer is regarded by critics and filmmakers alike as a true lost cinematic masterpiece - a feat of filmmaking that encapsulates the revolutionary artistry of 1970s American cinema that is a triumph to behold.

Special Features

  • Sorcerers - A Conversation with William Friedkin and Nicolas Winding Refn (74 minutes)
  • The Mystery of Fate - A letter from director William Friedkin
  • Newly commissioned artwork to celebrate the 40th Anniversary
  • Reversible sleeve containing the newly commissioned and original theatrical artwork

 

 Shopping: Suffer Little Children...

1983 UK horror by Alan Briggs set for UK DVD release on 30th October 2017 now confirmed as uncut by the BBFC


Link Here 1st October 2017
Suffer, Little Children DVD Suffer, Little Children is a 1983 UK horror by Alan Briggs.
Starring Colin Chamberlain, Ginny Rose and Jon Hollanz. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

  • 2017 Severin Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th October 2017
UK Censorship History
The film was cut for an unofficial BBFC 18 rating issued prior to the implementation of the VRA. The film was seized by the police anyway and the film got caught up in the tabloid hysteria around the video nasty era.

The film is set for an uncut DVD release in 2017.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Suffer, Little Children

Promotional Material

The British tabloid press called for it to be banned among the furor of the Video Nasty witch hunts. The Censors refused it a rating in its uncut form. Many of the children involved in its production were never seen nor heard from again. Now SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN can finally be seen FULLY UNCUT AND UNCENSORED! The full story behind this mysterious occult feature may never be known. The super rare and intensely troubled original UK video release was cut by several minutes and the box copy simply read: Suffer, Little Children a tale of a child s demonic supernatural powers and the brutal.... terrifying results. Suffer, Little Children is a reconstruction of the events, which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England in August 1984. None of these events were reported in the press and now the house is scheduled for demolition in the immediate future. HOW IN GOD S NAME DID THE POWER OF THE DEVIL FALL INTO THE HANDS OF A CHILD?

Special Features: -

School of Shock An Interview with Director Alan Briggs - Seducing The Gullible An Interview With Legend of UK Nasty Era Fanzine Critique John Martin - Trailer

 

 Shopping: Terminator 2...

1991 US Sci-Fi action film by James Cameron set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 30th October 2017 with 3 versions


Link Here 23rd September 2017
Terminator 2 Blu-ray Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a 1991 US Sci-Fi action film by James Cameron
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence and language for:

  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] 4k RB Blu-ray + RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th October 2017
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] 3D RB Blu-ray + RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th October 2017
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th October 2017
  • Studiocanal [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th October 2017
Versions and UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated cinema and VHS release. Uncut and 18 rated on 1992 Laserdisc. Uncut and 15 rated since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. Exists as a Theatrical Version, a Special Edition/Director's Cut and an Extended Special Edition.

Promotional Material

A Brand New Restoration

James Cameron’s epic action, sci-fi masterpiece starring Schwarzenegger in his most iconic role, has been stunningly restored by Cameron himself. First hitting our screens in 1991 with ground-breaking special effects, this version will take the seminal blockbuster to the next level of effects and into the 21st century for a new generation of fans.

It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John, the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator, sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child.

Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.

The battle for tomorrow has begun…

Extras

  • NEW - T2: Reprogramming The Terminator documentary (including exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many more)
  • 2 feature Commentaries; 23 members of Cast & Crew (1993)/ director James Cameron & co-author William Wisher
  • The making of T2 –1993
  • Seamless Branching of the Theatrical cut, Director’s Cut and Special extended edition
  • 2 Deleted Scenes with audio commentary
  • Trailers – NEW T2: 3D trailer (2017) T2 theatrical trailer ‘This time there are two’, ‘Same make new mission’, Building the perfect Arnold

 

 Shopping: Pigs...

1972 USA horror by Marc Lawrence set for UK Blu-ray release on 9th October 2017


Link Here 19th September 2017
Pigs Blu-ray Pigs (aka Horror Farm) is a 1972 USA horror by Marc Lawrence.
Starring Toni Lawrence, Jesse Vint and Catherine Ross. BBFC link IMDb

UK: The Original Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:

  • 2017 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th October 2017
Versions
The Original Director's Cut was not a success and the film was re-cut by the director with a new opening to emphasise the exorcism theme. Later a 3rd version was cut with a new opening and ending to emphasise the incest theme.

The running time suggests that this release features the original Director's Cut.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Pigs

Promotional Material

Marc Lawrence writes, directs, produces and stars in this US horror. When Lynn Hart (Toni Lawrence) escapes her incarceration in a mental institution, she flees to a small Californian town where she meets farmer Zambrini (Lawrence), who invites her to stay with him. When Lynn's demons resurface and she goes on a crazed killing spree Zambrini helps her out by feeding the bodies to his pen of hungry pigs. However, Lynn's actions begin to attract the suspicions of the law while her past begins to catch up with her...

 

 Shopping: Demoniac...

1981 Spanish/French horror by Jess Franco, once notably banned, then cut by the BBFC, now set for UK DVD release on 6th November 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived


Link Here 18th September 2017
Demoniac DVD Demoniac/Exorcism is a 1981 Spanish/French horror by Jess Franco.
With Lina Romay, Catherine Lafferière and Jesus Franco.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

  • 2017 Screenbound/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th November 2017
UK Censorship History

Banned by the BBFC from 1985 until 2003 when it was passed 18 after 2:25s of cuts. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 DVD. There are multiple versions with different mixes of sex and violence including a hardcore version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Demoniac

Promotional Material

A former Catholic priest, who was tossed from the priesthood for his way-too-liberal beliefs, now writes S&M articles for a French magazine. Having been a witness to Black Masses complete with phony sacrifices, he deems himself judge and sets out to kill those people he feels are destined to spend eternity in Hell. ENGLISH DUBBED (also French w/ English Subtitles)

 

 Shopping: Suffer, Little Children...

Updated: 1983 UK horror by Alan Briggs with a history of video nasty era censorship is set for UK DVD release on 30th October 2017


Link Here 9th September 2017
Suffer, Little Children DVD Suffer, Little Children is a 1983 UK horror by Alan Briggs.
Starring Colin Chamberlain, Ginny Rose and Jon Hollanz. IMDb

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

  • 2017 Severin Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th October 2017
UK Censorship History
This amateur video production, (not particularly well regarded), is said to be a reconstruction of events involving child demonic possession which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England in August 1984. None of these events were reported to the press though.

The dates seem a little hazy though as IMDb has the film down as a 1983 release, whilst the events portrayed were said to have happened in August 1984.

Thanks to the BBFC for details of this release:

The video was submitted to the BBFC for an unofficial video certificate in December 1984 (this was prior to the formal implementation of the Video Recordings Act which occurred on 1 September 1985). The video was considered by a number of BBFC examiners and senior staff and a list of cuts required for classification at 18 was issued to the company in January 1985. After the cuts list was issued the film was seized by the police from the distributor's premises and was subsequently forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for consideration as to whether any offences had been committed in relation to the proposed distribution of the film.

In April 1985 the DPP concluded that no further action would be taken provided the film was only distributed in a cut version that had been approved by the BBFC.

Later in April 1985 a cut version was seen by the BBFC and this cut version was approved at 18 on 16 April 1985. However, the distributor was reminded that the certificate issued was unofficial and they would need to resubmit the film for a formal certificate under the terms of the Video Recordings Act if they intended to continue distribution beyond 1 September 1985.

The film was never resubmitted and no formal certificate was ever issued under the Video Recordings Act meaning that the video became - in effect - unclassified after September 1985. It has not been resubmitted to the BBFC since 1985.

Promotional Material

The British tabloid press called for it to be banned among the furor of the Video Nasty witch hunts. The Censors refused it a rating in its uncut form. Many of the children involved in its production were never seen nor heard from again. Now SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN can finally be seen FULLY UNCUT AND UNCENSORED! The full story behind this mysterious occult feature may never be known. The super rare and intensely troubled original UK video release was cut by several minutes and the box copy simply read: Suffer, Little Children a tale of a child s demonic supernatural powers and the brutal.... terrifying results. Suffer, Little Children is a reconstruction of the events, which took place at 45 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey, England in August 1984. None of these events were reported in the press and now the house is scheduled for demolition in the immediate future. HOW IN GOD S NAME DID THE POWER OF THE DEVIL FALL INTO THE HANDS OF A CHILD?

Special Features: -

School of Shock An Interview with Director Alan Briggs - Seducing The Gullible An Interview With Legend of UK Nasty Era Fanzine Critique John Martin - Trailer

 

 Shopping: Strange Days...

1995 USA crime Sci-Fi mystery by Kathryn Bigelow set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 25th September 2017, but is it still cut?


Link Here 6th September 2017
Strange Days Blu-ray Strange Days is a 1995 USA crime Sci-Fi mystery by Kathryn Bigelow.
Starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett and Juliette Lewis. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Previously passed 18 after 14s of compulsory BBFC cuts for:

  • 2017 Mediumrare RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th September 2017
  • 2017 Mediumrare R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th September 2017
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1995 cinema release and further cut for home video. No BBFC details yet for any resubmission, so perhaps the cuts still stand... but there's still time.

See cuts details in Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 30: Strange Days

Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

An apocalyptic turn-of-the-century tale of ex-cop Lenny (Ralph Fiennes), who deals in SQUIDs: stolen dreams which can be re-lived by the wearer of a special device. Lenny becomes involved in the murder of a famous pop star when he is sent a SQUID containing the rape and killing of one of his contacts. Written by James 'Titanic' Cameron and directed by his wife Kathryn Bigelow ('Point Break', 'Blue Steel').

 

 Shopping: Toolbox Murders...

1978 US horror by Dennis Donnelly set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 20th November 2017 with previous BBFC cuts now confirmed as waived


Link Here 3rd September 2017
Toolbox Murders Blu-ray The Toolbox Murders is a 1978 US horror by Dennis Donnelly.
With Cameron Mitchell and Pamelyn Ferdin. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

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

  • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th November 2017
  • 2017 88 Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th November 2017
UK Censorship History
Cut by the BBFC for 1979 X rated cinema release. Banned as a video nasty on VHS in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for VHS and DVD from 2000 until the BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Toolbox Murders

Promotional Material

Psychotic Vance Kingsley (Cameron Mitchell) owns an apartment building, where he punishes 'sinful' women by murdering them with a nailgun, a drill and other handy household tools. After a time this culling ceases to satisfy Vance and, in an attempt to replace his deceased daughter, he kidnaps a teenage girl (Pamelyn Ferdin).

 

 Shopping: Virgin Among the Living Dead...

1973 Belgium/France/Italy/Liechtenstein horror by Jess Franco, Jean Rollin set for UK DVD release on 25th September 2017 with the Director's Cut being uncut for the 1st time in the UK


Link Here 3rd September 2017
Virgin Among The Living Dead DVD Virgin Among the Living Dead is a 1973 Belgium/France/Italy/Liechtenstein horror by Jesús Franco(as Jess Franco), Jean Rollin...
Starring Christina von Blanc, Britt Nichols and Rosa Palomar. BBFC link IMDb

UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised violence for:

  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures/Black House Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 25th September 2017
UK Censorship History

Exists as a Director's Cut and a Producer's Cut. The Director's Cut suffered BBFC cuts for 18 rated VHS and 2002 DVD but the 2017 DVD is uncut. The Director' Cut is MPAA Unrated in the US.

Promotional Material

Cristina Reiner is notified of her father's death and is summoned to Monserrat Mansion for the reading of his will. Other members of her strange, accursed family are found there awaiting. When Death finally visits the castle in the person of an elegantly attired Queen of Darkness, Cristina is approached by the ghost of her father, who advises her to flee the castle and her cold-skinned, bloodthirsty relatives. But is it already too late?

 

 Shopping: The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein...

1972 Spain/France horror by Jesus Franco set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 20th November 2017 with the nude version for the first time in the UK


Link Here 2nd September 2017
The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein DVDBlu-rayCombo Curse of Frankenstein is a 1972 Spain/France horror by Jesus Franco.
With Alberto Dalbés, Dennis Price and Howard Vernon. BBFC link IMDb

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

  • 2017 Nucleus Films [Nude + Clothed Versions] (RB) Blu-ray/(R2) DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 20th November 2017
Censorship History
A clothed version was passed 15 uncut for 2006 DVD. Previously the film was seized by the police during the video nasties panic.

Promotional Material

Cagliostro, an immortal magician with fearsome hypnotic powers, sends his murderous assistant Melissa (half woman, half bird) to kill Dr. Frankenstein and steal his Monster. He commands the creature to abduct young women whose bodies will provide material for a female counterpart: the two monsters will then copulate, creating a master race of slaves under Cagliostro's mesmeric control! Bending man, woman and monster to his terrifying will, Cagliostro rules an empire of passion in his castle by the sea, a place where lust and cruelty meet strange supernatural forces. As the police question the deceased Dr. Frankenstein by reviving him with his monster apparatus, his scientist daughter Vera falls under Cagliostro's spell and agrees to build the female monster: can anything now stop the wicked mesmerist from ruling the world?
  • Original 74 minute French "nude" version with choice of French or English audio and optional English subtitles
  • Alternate 87 minute Spanish language "clothed" version with additional Lina Romay inserts and optional English subtitles
  • The Rites of Franco - Featurette with "Murderous Passions" author Stephen Thrower
  • Original French trailer
  • Original French poster art sleeve
  • Sleeve notes by "Murderous Passions" author Stephen Thrower.

 

 Shopping: Women Behind Bars...

1975 French/Belgian sexploitation video nasty by Jess Franco set for first UK DVD release on 11th September 2017


Link Here 24th August 2017
Women Behind Bars DVD Women Behind Bars is a 1975 French/Belgian sexploitation film by Jess Franco .
With Lina Romay, Martine Stedil and Nathalie Chape.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Women Behind Bars is a crime thriller by Rick Deconnink.
Starring Lina Romay, Martine Stedil and Nathalie Chape. BBFC link

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, sexualised violence for:

  • 2017 Screenbound/Maison Rouge R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th September 2017
There are no censorship issues with this release

Promotional Material

Sultan of sleaze Jess Franco (VENUS IN FURS, SUCCUBUS) directs this depraved delicacy destined to delight connoisseurs of crime and perverted punishment. Raven-haired beauty Lina Romay (FEMALE VAMPIRE, MACUMBA SEXUAL) and blonde bombshell Martine Stedil (BARBED WIRE DOLLS) lead an exotic cast of curvaceous criminals in this uncut, uncensored entry in the women-in-prison genre.

 

 Shopping: 976-Evil...

1988 USA comedy horror by Robert Englund set for US Blu-ray release on 3rd October 2017 with 2 versions


Link Here 21st August 2017
976-Evil Blu-ray 76-EVIL is a 1988 USA comedy horror by Robert Englund.
Starring Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan and Sandy Dennis. BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2017 Sony [US Version + TV version] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 3rd October 2017
Versions and censorship

A long version was cut by the BBFC for 1988 18 rated cinema release and the follow up 1989 VHS. The 1991 VHS and 2002 were pre-cut for an 18 rating. A shorter version was released in the US with an R rating but is generally noted as uncut. There is also a longer TV version but the extra material doesn't add anything.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: 976-Evil

Promotional Material

Director Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund dials up a gothic tale of high-tech horror in 976-EVIL. High school underdog Hoax Wilmoth (Stephen Geoffreys, Fright Night ) fills up the idle hours in his seedy little hometown fending off the local leather-jacketed thugs, avoiding his overbearing mother (Sandy Dennis ) and dreaming of a date with trailer park temptress Suzie ( Lezlie Deane). But his quietly desperate life takes a terrifying turn when his cousin introduces him to an unusual new hobby - phoning in for his Horrorscope. Hoax is hooked up with a compellingly hideous demonic force that slowly begins to overtake his entire life and now there’s more than just a phone bill to pay for anyone who ever dared cross “the neighborhood nerd”.

 

 Shopping: Funny Man...

1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling, previously cut by the BBFC, set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 4th September 2017


Link Here 17th August 2017
Funnyman Blu-ray Funny Man (aka Funnyman) is a 1994 UK comedy horror by Simon Sprackling.
Starring Tim James, Christopher Lee and Benny Young. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, gory scenes, language, drug misuse for:

  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th September 2017
  • 2017 Screenbound Pictures R2 DVD at US Amazon released on 4th September 2017
Censorship History

18 rated and uncut for 1994 cinema release but the 1995 follow up VHS suffered BBFC advised cuts. The uncut version was passed 15 for 2017 DVD. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating, however the Unrated Version is uncut.

Promotional Material

When a mysterious Englishman loses his ancestral home in a poker hand, the lucky winner, Max Taylor, has no idea that, far Irom ending - the game has just begun. For the house is an ancient shrine to the Gods of Fortune, a Temple to chance and fate, and in the depths of its soul a spirit waits. In the modern deck he is the Wild Card, The Joker. In the eyes of a child, nothing more than a Jester and Clown. But to you, Ladies and Gentlemen - he is The Funny Man.

 

 Shopping: Pieces Deluxe Edition...

1982 horror mystery by Juan Piquer Simon set for UK Blu-ray release on 28th August 2017 with 2 versions


Link Here 11th August 2017
Pieces Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Pieces is a 1982 Spain / USA / Puerto Rico / Italy horror mystery by Juan Piquer Simón (as JPiquer Simon).
Starring Christopher George, Lynda Day George and Frank Braña. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Director's Cut, an Unrated US Version and a cut Theatrical Version.

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

  • 2017 Arrow Deluxe Edition [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
Censorship History
Exists as a Director's Cut, an Unrated US Version and a cut Theatrical Version.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Pieces

Promotional Material

IT S EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK IT IS!

From Juan Piquer Simón, director of the equally unhinged Slugs, Pieces is the original sickening slasher classic, now restored in glorious 4K!

A Boston college campus is being terrorised by a black-clad maniac who collects body parts from his unfortunate co-ed victims. As the corpses (and red herrings) begin to pile up, can Professor Brown (genre veteran Jack Taylor) unmask the murderer before his morbid puzzle is complete?

Boasting some of the most outrageous gore set-pieces ever to splash their way across the screen (including a particularly memorable slow-motion evisceration atop a waterbed), Pieces is an essential slice of Spanish splatter and more gruesome than ever on Blu-ray.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new 4K transfer from the original camera negative
  • Two versions of the feature: Pieces, the US theatrical version, and Mil Gritos Tiene La Noche, the original uncensored director s cut, presented in Spanish with original score by Librado Pastor [Blu-ray exclusive]
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original English and Spanish Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 5.1 Vine Theater Experience
  • Alternate Re-score by composer Umberto
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • It s Exactly What You Think It Is! brand new featurette offering up an appreciation of Pieces by various filmmaker fans
  • Brand new interview with art director Gonzalo Gonzalo
  • Pieces of Juan a career-spanning interview with director Juan PiquerSimón
  • The Reddest Herring extensive interview with actor Paul Smith, including a discussion of Pieces
  • Audio Interview with producer Steve Minasian
  • Image Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Michael Gingold
  • Soundtrack CD featuring the entire original score
  • 100-piece jigsaw puzzle replica
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     Shopping: Visiting Hours...

    1982 Canadan video nasty by Jean-Claude Lord set for UK DVD/Blu-ray Combo release on 18th September 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 5th August 2017
    Visiting Hours Blu-rayCombo Visiting Hours is a 1982 Canada horror thriller by Jean-Claude Lord.
    With Michael Ironside, Lee Grant and Linda Purl. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong threat, violence with previous film cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Media Sales/Final Cut Entertainment RB Blu-ray/R2 Combo at UK Amazon released on 18th September 2017
    UK Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for 1982 cinema release. The same cut version was briefly banned as Video Nasty in 1984. Released again in the same cut form on VHS in 1986. The BBFC cuts were waived for 2017 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Deborah Ballin is a controversial middle-aged TV journalist, who is campaigning on air on behalf of a battered woman who murdered her abusive husband, claiming justifiable defence against the so-called victim. But her outspoken views championing women's rights incense one of the studio's cleaning staff, closet homicidal psycho (and misogynist) Colt Hawker whose deep seated despising all all things female occurred from seeing his Mother throwing boiling oil in the face of his abusive Father when he was a small child (and who's M.O. is to photograph victims he stabs as they're dying ). So much so that he decides there and then to shut her up...PERMANENTLY! Managing to beat her home, he soon dispatches her maid Francine, before turning his rage onto her as she come home (greeting her in only wearing her jewellery and make-up). Despite the brutal injuries he lashes out on her, she manages to survive and is rushed off to hospital. But undaunted he catches up to her in hospital and disguised as a florist... he enter the building to continue his mission to finish her off...along with anyone else who gets under his skin.

    Extras:

    • Interview with Actress Lind Purl (9 mins)
    • Interview with Director Jean Claude Lord (15mins)
    • Interview with Writer Brian Taggert (15 mins)
    • Interview with Producer Pierre David (17mins)
    Additional Material:
    • Visiting Hours - the Interviews [Additional Material]

     

     Shopping: The Reckoning...

    1969 UK drama by Jack Gold set for UK Blu-ray release on 21st August 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 5th August 2017
    The Reckoning Blu-rayCombo The Reckoning is a 1969 UK drama by Jack Gold.
    Starring Nicol Williamson, Ann Bell and Lilita De Barros. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate sex, violence. language, nudity with Previous film cuts waived for:

    • 2017 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray/R0 Combo at UK Amazon released on 21st August 2017
    UK Censorship History

    BBFC cuts were required for an X rated 1969 cinema release. The cuts were waived for 12 rated Blu-ray in 2017.

    Promotional Material

    A ruthless business executive (an intense tour de force performance by leading man Nicol Williamson) returns home to his Liverpool roots to investigate his father’s death. An unflinching exploration of the British class system, Jack Gold's penetrating, brutal drama stands alongside contemporary classics Up the Junction and Room at the Top , and prefigures Get Carter by several years. Underrated and underexposed, The Reckoning may well be one of the most essential British films ever made.

    Available for the first time ever in the UK.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio commentary
    • New interview with actor Ann Bell (2017, tbc mins)
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
    • New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Michael Pattison, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • UK DVD premiere
    • Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies
    • More TBC

     

     Shopping: The Demons...

    1973 France / Portugal horror by Jesus Franco set for UKBlu-ray release on 23rd October 2017 with the longer Original Version


    Link Here 31st July 2017
    The Demons Blu-ray The Demons is a 1973 France / Portugal horror by Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown).
    Starring Anne Libert, Carmen Yazalde and Doris Thomas. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity, violence for:

    • 2017 Nucleus Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd October 2017
    UK Censorship History

    Banned by the BBFC for 1972 but the GLC awarded a local X rating for screenings in London. The video was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic in the early 80s. The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2008 DVD. The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for 2017 Blu-ray.

    Summary Notes

    A group of nun's become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.

     

     Shopping: Blood Diner...

    1987 USA comedy horror by Jackie Kong set for UK Blu-ray release on 28th August 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived


    Link Here 20th July 2017
    Blood Diner Blu-ray Blood Diner is a 1987 USA comedy horror by Jackie Kong.
    Starring Rick Burks, Carl Crew and Roger Dauer. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2017 Lionsgate RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 28th August 2017
    UK Censorship History

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

    Promotional Material

    Horror directed by Jackie Kong. After being convinced by their uncle to help him resurrect the ancient goddess Sheetar (Tanya Papanicolas), brothers and restaurant owners Michael and George Tutman (Rick Burks and Carl Crew) embark on a vicious killing spree in order to gather enough female body parts to stitch together and summon the goddess. With their victims all customers at their popular diner, detectives Sheba Jackson (Lanette La France) and Mark Shepard (Roger Dauer) face a race against time to stop them before the body count rises and the Tutman's plans are completed.

    Restored and remastered, this UNRATED VERSION has never been on Blu-ray! A MUST HAVE for any cult classic collector!

    Grab a table at the BLOOD DINER-a cut above the rest! The Tutman Brothers run the most popular restaurant in town. Popular, that is, if you're the county coroner! The "Head" chef has a real human touch with this special recipes-a killer line-up of delicacies made from human flesh! One of the most insane and over-the-top horror comedies ever made, BLOOD DINER is presented here fully uncut, restored from original vault materials, and features a buffet of tasty new supplemental features you'll just die for!

    Special Features:

    • AUDIO COMMENTARY with Director Jackie Kong
    • FEATURETTES: "Queen Kong," "The Cook, The Uncle, and The Detective," "Open for Business," "Scoring for Sheetar," "You Are What They Eat!" ARCHIVAL INTERVIEW with Project Consultant Eric Caidin
    • THEATRICAL TRAILER
    • TV SPOTS
    • STILL GALLERY

     

     Shopping: George Romero Between Night And Dawn...

    set of the early works of George Romero set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 23rd October 2017


    Link Here 18th July 2017
    George Romero Between Night And Dawn Limited Edition Blu-ray George Romero Between Night And Dawn Limited Edition is a set of the early works of George Romero.

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2017 Arrow Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd October 2017
    Season of the Witch is a 1972 USA horror drama by George A Romero.
    Starring Jan White, Raymond Laine and Ann Muffly. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as an original US Version, a shortened International Version and a further shortened video version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Season of the Witch

    The Crazies is a 1973 USA action Sci-Fi horror by George A Romero.
    Starring Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan and Harold Wayne Jones. BBFC link IMDb

    No known cuts but the BBFC mentioned that the 2003 UK DVD release was a 're-edited version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Season of the Witch

    Promotional Material

    George Romero s name may be synonymous with the living dead subgenre, but his filmography is far richer and more varied than his reputation as the zombie guy would suggest. Following the breakout success of his debut feature Night of the Living Dead, the director would embark upon a series of projects which, whilst firmly rooted in the horror genre for the most part, demonstrate a master filmmaker with more than mere gut-munching on his mind.

    In There's Always Vanilla, Romero s sophomore 1971 directorial effort, young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset. 1972 s Season of the Witch (originally filmed as Jack s Wife but released to theaters under the title of Hungry Wives) follows the exploits of Joan Mitchell a housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult. Lastly, 1973 s The Crazies, which sees Romero returning to more straight horror territory, has a small rural town finding itself in the grip of an infection which send its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy.

    Taken together, these three early works, made in the period between Romero s celebrated living dead outings Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, serve to display the broader thematic concerns and auteurist leanings of a skilled craftsman too often pigeonholed within the genre.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Limited Edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films

    THERE'S ALWAYS VANILLA

  • Brand new restoration from original film elements
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • Brand new interviews with actors Judith Ridley and Richard Ricci, producer Russ Streiner and sound recordist Gary Streiner
  • Digging Up the Dead The Lost Films of George A. Romero archive interview with Romero looking at his early films There s Always Vanilla and Season of the Witch
  • Trailer

    SEASON OF THE WITCH

  • Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
  • Alternate extended cut
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • When Romero met Del Toro celebrated filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro sits down with George Romero for this candid career-spanning conversation
  • The Secret Life of Jack's Wife archive interview with actress Jan White
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Trailers

    THE CRAZIES

  • Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
  • Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
  • Romero Was Here featurette revisiting the Crazies filming locations in Evans City, PA
  • Never Before Seen BTS footage
  • 2016 Q&A with Lynn Lowry from Abertoir Film Festival
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Trailers
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