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 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?

 

 Shopping: Amuck...

1972 Italy mystery thriller by Silvio Amadio set for UK Blu-ray release on 27th February 2017 with previous BBFC cuts waived


Link Here 19th January 2017
Amcuk Blu-ray Amuck (Alla Ricerca Del Piacere, aka Hot Bed of Sex) is a 1972 Italy mystery thriller by Silvio Amadio.
Starring Farley Granger, Barbara Bouchet and Rosalba Neri. BBFC link IMDb

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

  • 2017 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th February 2017
UK Censorship History

Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release under the title Hot Bed of Sex. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated 2017 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There also exists a shortened version titled Leather and Whips

Promotional Material

Her role as Miss Moneypenny in the lamentable James Bond spoof CASINO ROYALE may have set hearts a flutter, but it was for her part in classic Italian shockers like BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA and DON T TORTURE A DUCKLING that cemented Barbara Bouchet s status as one of the most libidinous icons of Euro-cult cinema.

Happily, Silvio Amadio s saucy thriller AMUCK! fits snugly into this giallo-centric category too, and here Bouchet stars as Greta; a nubile young secretary under the recent employment of the cravat-wearing Richard (Farley Granger ROPE). Partial to the occasional bout of swinging along with his wanton wife Eleanora (Rosalba Neri SLAUGHTER HOTEL), Richard also seems to harbour a dark secret: the mysterious whereabouts of his missing former assistant, Sally, whom Greta knows very intimately indeed...

With its blend of leeringly-lensed slow motion sex scenes and slick spectacle, AMUCK! is an erotically charged masterclass in murder and deception, brought lovingly to life in high definition thanks to those lovable deviants at 88 Films!

Extras:
Restored in 2K From the Original 35mm Negative
Uncompressed English Audio
Uncompressed Italian Audio with Newly Translated English Subtitles
An Icon Amuck - Barbara Bouchet
Barbara Boucher Q&A - From the Festival of Fantastic Films, Manchester

 

 Shopping: Massacre in Dinosaur Valley...

1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 13th March 2017 with most previous BBFC cuts waived


Link Here 16th January 2017
Massacre In Dinosaur Valley Blu-ray Massacre In Dinosaur Valley (aka Cannibal Ferox 2) is a 1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E Lemick).
Starring Michael Sopkiw, Suzane Carvalho and Milton Rodríguez. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, sexualised nudity, strong violence after 13s of BBFC compulsory cuts, but with previous sexual violence cuts waived for:

The BBFC commented:
  • Cuts required to remove sight of real animal cruelty (cockfighting) orchestrated and directed for the purposes of the film.
UK Censorship details
Cut by the BBFC for 2002 DVD. Less cut for 18 rated home video in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There is also a longer Extended Version release in Austria with deleted scenes having been reinserted.

The 2002 cuts were required to sexual and sexualised violence:

  • forcible removal of woman's underwear and subsequent shots of full nudity
  • sight of woman's breast being clawed and wounded with resulting flow of blood and collection of blood in a bowl
  • sight of woman's breast being exposed, her breast being kissed, her loin cloth being undone, her pubic hair being touched and her positive response to a sexual assault
  • sight of man forcibly tearing open a woman's shirt, revealing her breasts and struggling with her).
  • Further cuts to sight of cocks attacking each other during a cockfight.

Summary Notes

Michael Sopkiw hitches a ride to Brazil to dig up some dinosaur bones. Once in Brazil he gets in a few tangles with the locals and manages to secure a ride on a charter flight deep into Amazonia. All hell breaks loose as the plane crashes deep in the heart of the jungle, leaving Sopkiw, megalomaniac Soares, and a bunch of super models on their own to trek back to society. The group runs into cannibals, quick sand, murderous animals, and a renegade mine run by slave owners.

 

 Shopping: Slumber Party Massacre II / Slumber Party Massacre III...

double feature set for US Blu-ray release on 17th January 2017


Link Here 2nd January 2017
Slumber Party Massacre II / Slumber Party Massacre III Blu-ray Slumber Party Massacre II / Slumber Party Massacre III is a double feature

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated rated for:

  • 2017 Shout! Factory Double Feature [Slumber Party Massacre II + III, both Theatrical + Extended] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th January 2017
Slumber Party Massacre II is a 1987 US comedy horror by Deborah Brock.
With Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes and Kimberly McArthur. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC in 1988 after an extensive cuts list was refused. Not released in the UK since. In the US it exists in a Theatrical R rated version, and an Extended Version which is MPAA Unrated.

Slumber Party Massacre III is a 1990 USA comedy horror by Sally Mattison.
With Brandi Burkett, Hope Marie Carlton, Keely Christian. YouTube icon IMDb

Original the Theatrical Version was cut for an R rating. Later an uncut Theatrical Version was released Unrated by the MPAA. An uncut extended version was also released MPAA Unrated.

Promotional Material

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE IIThe only sane survivor of Slumber Party Massacre, Courtney (Crystal Bernard) dreams of the drill murderer returning. She can't shake the horrible feeling that she and her friends will be viciously tormented and brutally butchered. Again and again the nightmare returns. Dazed, Courtney loses control. And her nightmare crosses into reality. No one believes her, until it's too late. The driller killer returns, reincarnated as an evil rocker. He methodically stalks them; then violently gores them to death...one by one.

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE IIISeven California co-eds are dresses to kill...and a murderer is, well, dressed to drill. He's an insomno-maniac looking for luscious bods to bore and it looks like he'll find them at the Slumber Party Massacre. The Driller Killer is back in Part III of the classic horror fest. This time Jackie, Diane and Martia are three high school girls who love a good time. When they party, they bust out of their bikinis and break out the brews 203 but the driller killer's out for a thrill with his drill...and he's ready to kill!

Part II:
  • Original 76 minute R-Rated Version (HD) and Extended 85 minute Unrated Cut (Standard Definition)
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director/producer Deborah Brock, producer Don Daniel and story editor Beverly Gray
  • Sleepless Nights: Revisiting the Slumber Party Massacres -- a three-part documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer and Video Trailer
  • Still Gallery
Part III:
  • Original 75 minute R-Rated Version (HD) and Extended 87 minute Unrated Cut (HD with standard definition inserts)
  • Audio Commentary with director Sally Mattison, actress Hope Marie Carlton, Brandi Burkett and story editor Beverly Gray
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

 

 Shopping: Massacre In Dinosaur Valley...

1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 13th March 2017


Link Here 29th December 2016
Massacre In Dinosaur Valley Blu-ray Massacre In Dinosaur Valley (aka Cannibal Ferox 2) is a 1985 Italy / Brazil action horror adventure by Michele Massimo Tarantini (as Michael E Lemick).
Starring Michael Sopkiw, Suzane Carvalho and Milton Rodríguez. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

UK Censorship details
Heavily cut by the BBFC for 2002 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There is also a longer Extended Version release in Austria with deleted scenes having been reinserted.

Summary Notes

Michael Sopkiw hitches a ride to Brazil to dig up some dinosaur bones. Once in Brazil he gets in a few tangles with the locals and manages to secure a ride on a charter flight deep into Amazonia. All hell breaks loose as the plane crashes deep in the heart of the jungle, leaving Sopkiw, megalomaniac Soares, and a bunch of super models on their own to trek back to society. The group runs into cannibals, quick sand, murderous animals, and a renegade mine run by slave owners.

 

 Shopping: Pieces...

Notable 1982 horror mystery by Juan Piquer Simón set for UK Limited Edition Blu-ray release on 27th March 2017


Link Here 27th December 2016
Pieces Limited 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

UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:

  • 2017 Arrow Limited Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th March 2017
Versions and Censorship
Exists as a Director's Cut and a cut Theatrical Version.

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.

  • 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 Piquer Simón
  • 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
  •