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Keoma, The Karate Kid, Grave of the Vampire, Hard Ticket to Hawaii


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Hard Ticket to Hawaii

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Hard Ticket to Hawaii is a 1987 USA action thriller by Andy Sidaris.
Starring Ronn Moss, Dona Speir and Hope Marie Carlton. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th April 2019
  • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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A Hawaiian drug kingpin plans to flood the islands with narcotics all financed by illegal diamond shipments to his private retreat. When his henchmen kill two DEA agents who were trying to stop the drug lord, the Agency sends in two of its best agents to break up the drug ring and take out the leader.

All new 4K film transfer and HD restoration!
First time available in HD Widescreen!
Fully loaded with special features including Behind-the-Scenes featurettes and intro with director Andy Sidaris

The Manitou

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The Manitou is a 1978 Canada / USA Sci-Fi horror by William Girdler.
Starring Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg and Michael Ansara. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th April 2019
  • 2019 Shout! Factory R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 16th April 2019

Summary Notes

Karen Tandy enters a San Franisco hospital suffering from a tumor growing in her neck. Her surprised doctors think it's a living creature, a fetus being born inside the tumor. Fortune-teller Harry Erskine dismisses it -- until one of his customers begins speaking in tongues and fatally throws herself down a flight of stairs, and Karen's surgeon attempts to cut off his own hand rather than excise her tumor. Erskine finally seeks help from another fortune teller, Amelia Crusoe, and her husband, to try to learn the cause of these supernatural events. When Karen's tumor gets larger, Dr. Snow speculates that within her tumor lives vengeful 400-year-old Indian spirit. Erskine travels to South Dakota to enlist the aid of Indian medicine man John Singing Rock to force the evil spirit out of Karen and back where it came. The Indian spirit is driven from Karen's tumor, but will it take over others before Singing Rock can send him back?

Superstition

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Superstition is a 1982 Canada horror by James W Roberson.
Starring James Houghton, Albert Salmi and Lynn Carlin. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

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A family moves into a long-condemned New England household with a big pond out back that everybody loves to swim in. Soon, however, they find that the pond was the site of the execution- by-drowning of a witch three hundred years before, and she's back to revenge herself on anybody nearby, whether they're Catholic or not.

Black Gunn & The Take

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The Take is a 1974 UK action crime drama by Robert Hartford-Davis.
Starring Billy Dee Williams, Eddie Albert and Frankie Avalon. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for its X rated cinema release in 1974. Uncut and 15 rated for 1990 VHS. Uncut and PG rated in the US.
Black Gunn is a 1972 UK / USA action crime thriller by Robert Hartford-Davis.
Starring Jim Brown, Martin Landau and Brenda Sykes. BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1973 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2019 Mill Creek Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th April 2019

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A knock-down, drag-out, take-no-prisoners double feature - starring Billy Dee Williams and the notorious Jim Brown.

THE TAKE - Meet the brother with a badge on the take who takes on the mob and wins both ways.

BLACK GUNN - When the man comes up with mob violence, it's time to Gunn him down.
Cynthia

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Cynthia is a 2018 USA comedy horror by Devon Downs and Kenny Gage.
Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Kyle Jones and Rebecca Marshall. IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Summary Notes

Cynthia is a horror film about the 'perfect' couple and their desperate obsession to have a child which descends into a terrifying dark comedy.

Edwin Brienen Collection

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Edwin Brienen Collection is a film set by Edwin Brienen.
Starring Kiki Classen, Eva Dorrepaal and Agnieszka Rozenbajgier.

There are no censorship issues with this release.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for: Terrorama! is a 2001 Netherlands comedy drama by Edwin Brienen.
Starring Kiki Classen, Michel van Dousselaere and Peter Post. IMDb

The film tells the story of six mental cases, trying to get rid of society's norms and values by kidnapping Gerard van Dongen, a well-known TV host. During an improvised TV show, the terrorists confront this Van Dongen with their darkest thoughts and emotions, resulting in violent excesses and extreme sexual behavior.

Last Performance is a 2006 Germany / USA / Netherlands drama by Edwin Brienen.
Starring Eva Dorrepaal, Tomas Spencer and Vincent Bagnall. IMDb

Last Performance, the fifth feature film from award-winning European director Edwin Brienen, is set in the tumultuous New York theater world. Julia, a European actress who relocated to New York to try and make the big time, stars in an avant-garde theatre play, directed by the eccentric Magda. Inspired by obsessive philosophers such as Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and LaVey - "Forget the weak, the virtuous ones and the compassionate ones" - Magda explores the dark side of life. Julia's co-star, herein, is Cooper who has an abusive relationship with the sexually frustrated Tom. Tom, unable to accept his homosexuality, in turn exploits Julia for his own sexual adventures. Cooper, enraged by jealousy, sets out for revenge and his actions, herein, trigger an inexorable wave of disintegration and misery. Soon, fact and fiction become indistinguishable as Julia too becomes the author of her own demise.

Lena wants to Know Once and for All is a 2011 Germany comedy drama by Edwin Brienen.
Starring Agnieszka Rozenbajgier, Peter Kurth and Godehard Giese. IMDb

A young actress is desperately searching for love. While the prostitute Becky , Lena's best friend, introduces her to a world of lust and obscure sexual practices, Lena falls in love with the director of the Jean-Paul Sartre play "No Exit", in which she performs a leading role.

Exploitation is a 2012 Germany drama by Edwin Brienen.
Starring Eva Dorrepaal, Tomas Spencer and Sebastian Suba. IMDb

Eva auditions for a role in an obscure art-house film. An anonymous, masked director creates an intimidating atmosphere. He dominates and humiliates Eva, forcing her into prostitution. She sleeps with a Jewish film producer named Josh. When he refuses to help her financially, Eva blackmails him by threatening to tell his wife that they slept together. Back on the film set, Eva's heading towards her own downfall. It's just a matter of time before her individuality and emotions are eliminated for 'the sake of art'.

God is a 2016 Germany drama by Edwin Brienen.
Starring Eva Dorrepaal, Olaf Savage and Dulcie Smart. IMDb

A psych-drama-thriller combo that tackles shady politicians, leaked documents and a lack of enthusiasm for religion.

Grave Of The Vampire

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Grave Of The Vampire is a 1972 USA horror by John Hayes.
Starring William Smith, Michael Pataki and Lyn Peters. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1973 and 18 rated VHS in 1993. Cut in the US for a PG rating.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

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The vampire Caleb Croft has awakened from his unholy slumber with an insatiable lust for blood and the pleasures of the flesh. A brutal attack on a pair of lovers allows for his desire to be temporarily fulfilled ... but his unspeakable acts leave the woman pregnant with his child. Ignoring all advice, she gives birth to the progeny of their unwanted union: James who will only drink blood from his mother's breast. As James matures, he learns of his father's true nature, and sets out to destroy him.
The Karate Kid

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The Karate Kid is a 1984 USA family action drama by John G Avildsen.
Starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for a PG rated cinema release in 1984. It was later rated 15 uncut for VHS and 12 uncut for DVD. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2019 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 16th April 2019

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From Academy Award®-winning director (1976, Rocky) John G. Avildsen comes the highly entertaining, coming- of-age classic that will leave you cheering! Starring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki "Pat " Morita in his Academy Award®-nominated performance (Best Supporting Actor, 1984) as Mr. Miyagi. There is more to karate than fighting. This is the lesson that Daniel (Macchio), a San Fernando Valley teenager, is about to learn from a most unexpected teacher: Mr.Miyagi (Morita), an elderly handyman who also happens to be a master of the martial arts. So when he rescues Daniel from the Cobra Kai, a vicious gang of karate school bullies, Miyagi instills in his young friend the importance of honor and confidence as well as skills in self-defense, vital lessons that will be called into play when a hopelessly outclassed Daniel faces Johnny, the sadistic leader of the Cobra Kai, in a no-holds-barred karate tournament for the championship of the Valley. UHD Release Celebrate the 35th anniversary of th
Keoma

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Keoma is a 1976 Italy western drama by Enzo G Castellari.
Starring Franco Nero, William Berger and Olga Karlatos. IMDb

Uncut and X rated for 1976 cinema release but later cut for a horse fall on 15 and 12 rated home video. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

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A strikingly original spaghetti western with a unique elegiac tone, Keoma truly is a one-of-a-kind classic of its genre...

The legendary Franco Nero (Django, The Fifth Cord) stars in the titular role as a half-breed gunfighter who returns from the killing fields of the civil war to find his hometown riddled with the plague, its inhabitants terrorized (with the help of Keoma's own estranged half-brothers) by tyrannical gang leader Caldwell (Donald O'Brien, Zombie Holocaust). Keoma's father (Willian Berger, Sartana in the Valley of Death) welcomes his prodigal son s return, but when Keoma saves a vulnerable pregnant woman (Olga Karlatos, Zombie Flesh Eaters) from Caldwell's thugs, the stage is set for a violent confrontation. With the help of his father and his friend, the freed slave George (Woody Strode, Spartacus), Keoma prepares to take a savage revenge on Caldwell and his gang.

Directed with immense flair and virtuosity by veteran Enzo G. Castellari (who channels Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone in equal measure), Keoma is an epic film of Shakespearean and biblical proportions, which boasts compelling performances and thrilling violent action. Truly epic in scope, Keoma is considered by many to be one of the greatest spaghetti westerns. The film is presented here in a stunning new restoration with a wealth of informative and entertaining new extras.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
  • The Ballad of Keoma, a new interview with the legendary star Franco Nero
  • Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, a new interview with director Enzo G. Castellari
  • Writing Keoma, a new interview with actor and writer Luigi Montefiori AKA George Eastman
  • Parallel Actions, a new interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci
  • The Flying Thug, a new interview with actor Massimo Vanni
  • Play as an Actor, a new interview with actor Volfango Soldati
  • Keoma and the Twilight of the Spaghetti Western, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • An Introduction to Keoma by Alex Cox, an archival featurette with the acclaimed director
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Simon Abrams and Howard Hughes
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    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Last Temptation of Christ, Black Moon Rising, The La Llorona Curse


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    The Last Temptation of Christ

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    The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 USA / Canada drama by Martin Scorsese.
    Starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel and Barbara Hershey. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Moralist campaigners claimed that the cinema release should have been banned on grounds of blasphemy. The BBFC consulted clerics who did not consider the film blasphemous so passed it 18 uncut for 1988 cinema release and 1999 VHS. Some local authorities banned the cinema release despite BBFC's findings. The film has been rated 15 uncut for home video since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore, sex, nudity:
    • 2019 Sony/Criterion RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Based on Nikos Kazantzakis' novel about Christ's last days on Earth --,The carpenter Jesus of Nazareth, tormented by the temptations of demons, the guilt of making crosses for the Romans, pity for men and the world, and the constant call of God, sets out to find what God wills for him. But as his mission nears fulfilment, he must face the greatest temptation : the normal life of a good man.

    The Last Temptation of Christ, by Martin Scorsese is a towering achievement. Though it initially engendered enormous controversy, the film can now be viewed as the remarkable, profoundly personal work of faith that it is. This fifteen-year labour of love, an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis's landmark novel that imagines an alternate fate for Jesus Christ, features outstanding performances by Willem Dafoe, Barbara Hershey, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton and David Bowie; bold cinematography by the great Michael Ballhaus; and a transcendent score by Peter Gabriel.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack by supervising sound editor Skip Lievsay
    • Audio commentary featuring director Martin Scorsese, actor Willem Dafoe, and writers Paul Schrader and Jay Cocks
    • Galleries of production stills, research materials, and costume designs
    • Location production footage shot by Scorsese
    • Interview with composer Peter Gabriel, with a stills gallery of traditional instruments used in the score
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic David Ehrenstein.
    Black Moon Rising

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    Black Moon Rising is a 1986 USA action thriller by Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss).
    Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton and Robert Vaughn. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for the 18 rated cinema release and VHS. Uncut on 15 rated DVD
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for infrequent strong violence and language:
    • 2019 Arrow Video Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Buckle up for ride in the Black Moon, a sleek, high-tech supercar, powered by hydrogen and capable of speeds of over 300mph!

    Tommy Lee Jones (Rolling Thunder, Under Siege) stars as Sam Quint, a master thief working for the government who hides a computer disc loaded with evidence of corporate crime in a prototype supercar, the Black Moon. When a gang of thieves steal the car, Quint seduces their leader, Nina (Linda Hamilton, Terminator), to get to the disc. But in order to reclaim his property, Quint and Nina must break into an impenetrable skyscraper and take down Ed Ryland (Robert Vaughn, The Delta Force), the head of a dangerous stolen car syndicate...

    A fast-moving, hydrogen-fueled action thriller written by John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing), Black Moon Rising has earned admiration from cult movie audiences for its thrilling chase sequences, pounding synth score, and slick direction courtesy of Harley Cokeliss (Battle Truck, The Glitterball).

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original 35mm interpositive
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed PCM 2.0 stereo audio and alternative 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New audio commentary by Lee Gambin, author of Show Me: The Making of Christine
  • Black Moon Ascending, a new interview with director Harley Cokeliss
  • Thief in The Night: Producing Black Moon Rising, a new interview with producer Douglas Curtis
  • Sound of Speed: Composing Black Moon Rising, a new interview with composer Lalo Schifrin and film music historian Daniel Schweiger
  • Carpenter s Craft, a new video essay on co-writer John Carpenter s screenwriting career by author and critic Troy Howarth
  • Making Black Moon Rising, an archival documentary featuring behind the scenes footage and cast and crew interviews
  • Alternative Hong Kong version scenes, a presentation of selected scenes from the Hong Kong theatrical version with a different score and sound effects
  • Theatrical trailer and radio spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kieran Fisher
  • White Space

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    White Space is a 2018 USA / Hungary Sci-Fi thriller by Ken Locsmandi.
    Starring Holt McCallany, Zulay Henao and Dave Sheridan. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, sex, threat:
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th April 2019

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    An Intergalactic Thrill Ride. When a deep space vessel is robbed by a gang of space pirates, the Captain makes a daring decision to go after a rare and nearly extinct species.
    The La Llorona Curse

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    The La Llorona Curse (aka The Curse of La Llorona) is a 2019 USA horror mystery thriller by Michael Chaves.
    Starring Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez and Raymond Cruz. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    UK: US import is uncut for:

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    A television crew investigates a home where alleged paranormal sightings of La Llorona (The Crying Woman) have occurred. Soon, the group finds themselves in a life or death fight as one of the world's oldest urban legends comes to life before their eyes.
    Long Time Dead

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    Long Time Dead is a 2002 UK / France horror thriller by Marcus Adams.
    Starring Joe Absolom, Tom Bell and Lara Belmont. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, horror and drug use:
    • 2019 Final Cut Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 15th April 2019

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    London: A group of students at an all night party dare each other to play a ouija board. But what starts out as fun rapidly turns into a nightmare, when the glass spells out the message: ALL DIE.

    Unnerved, the students retreat to their house, but as one by one they fall prey to a succession of disturbing murders, the remaining friends know they must somehow banish the evil they have awakened, before it claims its next victim. With time running out, and the head count growing, they realise they can't trust anybody, not even each other.

     

    The Doll from the Attic

    The Doll from the Attic  (aka Mandy the Doll) is a 2018 UK horror by Jamie Weston.
    Starring Phoebe Torrance, Faye Goodwin and Amy Burrows. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore:
    • 2019 Take Five Digital R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 15th April 2019

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    A young woman named Amber is tasked to babysit a little girl she thinks is called Mandy. After hearing noises in the house, Amber checks on Mandy only to discover that the girl is missing, and a creepy doll is in her place. Now, she must try to survive as she attempts to solve the mystery behind the haunted doll.
    Toxic Tutu

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    Toxic Tutu is a 2017 USA / Canada comedy horror mystery by Joe Nardelli.
    Starring Mark Torgl, Lloyd Kaufman and Frank L Messina. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Uncut US import for:

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    Thirty years after the release of THE TOXIC AVENGER, Mark Torgl aka Melvin the Mop Boy resurfaces at a horror-fan Cosplay convention to reveal the reason for his prolonged obscurity. But before he can explain, Mark is abducted by masked gunmen. When Mark is abducted, the convention erupts into chaos. Later a rumor that toxic waste found on the set of the original film is believed to be linked to a rash of deaths and Mark's disappearance. Lloyd Kaufman - mastermind of the original cult-classic goes missing while searching for Mark and a bizarre conspiracy unfolds emanating from a toxic oasis located somewhere in the marshlands of New Jersey.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Rider on the Rain, The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires, Cold Sweat, Emmanuelle


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    The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires

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    The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires is a 1974 UK / Hong Kong action horror by Roy Ward Baker and Cheh Chang (uncredited).
    Starring Peter Cushing, David Chiang and Julie Ege. IMDb

    Cuts required by the BBFC for cinema release and VHS but not implemented in the cinema version. Cuts waived for UK DVD. There is a shortened US R rated version, but the uncut UK version has also been released and is MPAA Unrated.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Shout! Factory [Uncut + US Versions] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Black Belt vs. Black Magic

    Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) and Count Dracula (John Forbes-Robinson) meet again in this spectacular kung fu horror thriller set in the village of Ping Kuei. After learning about the seven golden vampires of the village, Hsi Ching (David Chiang), Vanessa Buren (Julie Ege) and Mai Kwei (Szu Shih) offer to guide Van Helsing and his son to Ping Kuei to free it from the curse of Count Dracula.

    Throughout their journey, the group encounters several unwanted attackers until they arrive at the golden vampires' derelict temple, inhabited by Count Dracula. In the temple, Van Helsing and the count begin a fearsome battle to the death 203 an ultimate clash between good and evil!

    Presented here for the first time in high definition is Hammer's original uncut version. It was released in the US in an edited version called The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula, which is also included here in high definition as a bonus feature.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • BRAND NEW 2K REMASTER OF THE FILM
    • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck
    • NEW When Hammer Met Shaw -- an interview with actor David Chiang
    • NEW Kung Fear -- an interview with Hong Kong Film Expert Rick Baker
    • Alternate U.S. Theatrical version -- The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula (in HD with some standard definition inserts)
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spot
    • Still Gallery
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    Blood Lake

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    Blood Lake is a 1987 USA horror by Tim Boggs.
    Starring Doug Barry, Angela Darter and Mike Kaufman. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 AGFA (American Genre Film Archive) R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

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    THE FINEST VACATION FROM HELL EVER CAPTURED ON VHS, RESCUED FROM THE ORIGINAL 1'' MASTER TAPE!

    BLOOD LAKE is the most fascinating -- and stupefying -- shot-on-video slasher that ever escaped from 1987. A group of unhinged party animals, including adolescent horn-dog Lil' Tony, embark on a weekend trip filled with Jet Skis, a keg of Busch, and an extended game of quarters. But look out! There's a supernatural killer on the loose who wears cowboy boots and a silk shirt with a rose stitched on it! Made by real-life friends from Oklahoma on a real-life vacation, BLOOD LAKE is a rewardingly lethal collision of '80s slasher video-vomit and twisted cinéma vérité madness. From false metal soundtrack hits to gratuitous scenes of people sleeping, this might be the only movie in history capable of receiving a stamp of approval from both David Lee Roth and Andy Warhol.

    BONUS FEATURES:

  • Transferred from the original 1'' master tape!
  • Commentary track with director Tim Boggs' and Bleeding Skull's Annie Choi and Joseph A. Ziemba!
  • Fantastic Fest screening Q&A with director Tim Boggs and producer-star Doug Barry!
  • ASHES short film directed by Tim Boggs!
  • Unseen 1987 investor trailer!
  • The Iguana With The Tongue Of Fire

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    The Iguana With The Tongue Of Fire is a 1971 Italy / France / West Germany mystery thriller by Riccardo Freda (as Willy Pareto).
    Starring Luigi Pistilli, Dagmar Lassander and Anton Diffring. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    There is also a UK release.

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    One of several animal-in-the-title cash-ins released in the wake of Dario Argento s box-office smash The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire is a gloriously excessive giallo that boasts a rogues gallery of perverse characters; violent, fetishized murders, and one of the genre s most nonsensical, red-herring laden plots (which sees almost every incidental character hinted at potentially being the killer).

    Set in Dublin (a rather surprising giallo setting), Iguana opens audaciously with an acid-throwing, razor-wielding maniac brutally slaying a woman in her own home. The victim s mangled corpse is discovered in a limousine owned by Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky (Anton Diffring, Where Eagles Dare) and a police investigation is launched, but when the murdering continues and the ambassador claims diplomatic immunity, tough ex-cop John Norton (Luigi Pistilli, A Bay of Blood) is brought in to find the killer...

    Benefitting from a sumptuous score by Stelvio Cipriani (Nightmare City, Death Walks on High Heels) and exuberant supporting performances from Valentina Cortese (The Possessed, Thieves' Highway) and Dagmar Lassander (The Frightened Woman, The Black Cat), The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire is a luridly over-the-top latter-day entry in the filmography of acclaimed director Riccardo Freda (Caltiki The Immortal Monster, Murder Obsession). An archetypal giallo from the genre s heyday, Freda s film is presented here in a stunning new restoration with a host of newly produced extras.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by giallo connoisseurs Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
  • Of Chameleons and Iguanas, a newly filmed video appreciation by the cultural critic and academic Richard Dyer
  • Considering Cipriani, a new appreciation of the composer Stelvio Cipriani and his score to The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire by DJ and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon
  • The Cutting Game, a new interview with Iguana s assistant editor Bruno Micheli
  • The Red Queen of Hearts, a career-spanning interview with the actress Dagmar Lassander
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Andreas Ehrenreich
  • The La Llorona Curse

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    The La Llorona Curse (aka The Curse of La Llorona) is a 2019 USA horror mystery thriller by Michael Chaves.
    Starring Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez and Raymond Cruz. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Wild Eye Releasing R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    A television crew investigates a home where alleged paranormal sightings of La Llorona (The Crying Woman) have occurred. Soon, the group finds themselves in a life or death fight as one of the world's oldest urban legends comes to life before their eyes.
    Cold Sweat

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    Cold Sweat is a 1970 France / Italy / Belgium action crime thriller by Terence Young.
    Starring Charles Bronson, James Mason and Liv Ullmann. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1971. Later it was passed 'AA' uncut for 1973 cinema release. The film was passed 15 uncut on home video. The film is MPAA PG rated and uncut in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Screen legend Charles Bronson (Rider on the Rain, Mr. Majestyk, Breakheart Pass) is Joe Martin, a quiet American living the quiet life in the South of France renting boats to tourists. He's happily married to Fabienne (Liv Ullmann, Persona) and has a twelve-year-old daughter named Michèle (Yannick de Lulle). But this quiet man has a past... Ten years before, Joe (then Moran) escaped prison with four other convicts, Captain Ross (James Mason, The Man Between), Whitey (Michel Constantin, Violent City), Fausto (Luigi Pistilli, For a Few Dollars More) and Katanga (Jean Topart, Trap for the Assassin). After witnessing the sadistic ex-mercenary Katanga brutally kill a cop, Joe abandoned his accomplices and left with their getaway car. One night, his peaceful life comes to an end, when the four men re-appear and kidnap his wife and daughter asking the seasoned ex-military Joe to get involved in a shady smuggling operation to save his family's life. Beautifully shot by Jean Rabier (Les Biches, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and wonderfully directed by James Bond veteran Terence Young (Thunderball, The Rover). Based on the novel Ride the Nightmare by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend) and co-starring Jill Ireland (Assassination).

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Car Chase Promo Trailer

    Rider on the Rain

    Rider on the Rain (aka La passager de la pluie) is a 1970 France / Italy crime mystery thriller by René Clément.
    Starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Marlène Jobert. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC category cuts were required for an 'AA' rated cinema release in 1970. Home video releases in French and English language versions have all been 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    This release contains both the French and English versions. Note that the difference in runtimes is down to quicker delivery of the lines in the English version.

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics [French + English versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    From René Clément, the legendary director of Forbidden Games, Purple Noon, The Deadly Trap and And Hope to Die comes this stylish thriller starring screen legend Charles Bronson (Chino, Cold Sweat, Mr. Majestyk). When a beautiful young woman (Marlène Jobert, We Won't Grow Old Together) in the South of France is stalked and then assaulted by a mysterious masked assailant, she kills the man in self-defense, and in a moment of misjudgment, she dumps his corpse over a cliff into the sea instead of calling the police. Trying to return to her life before the attack, her world is turned upside down when an American investigator (Bronson) shows up and, to her horror, seems to know everything about what she has done. Rider on the Rain showcases fine performances both from Bronson, whose mix of sympathy and aggression perfectly defines his character, and Jobert, who gains audience empathy with her touch of sexuality mixed with an innate, almost childlike innocence. Featuring a haunting and beautiful score by Francis Lai (Love Story) with wonderful supporting performances by Gabriele Tinti (Cannon for Cordoba) and Jill Ireland (Breakheart Pass). This special edition includes both the 114-minute U.S. cut and the 118-minute French cut.

    Special Features:
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
    -Theatrical Trailers
    -Radio Spot
    The Blood Drinkers

    Link Here

    The Blood Drinkers is a 1964 Philippines / USA horror by Gerardo de Leon.
    Starring Ronald Remy, Amalia Fuentes and Eddie Fernandez. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents the BLOOD DRINKERS - Hemisphere's 1964 Vampire Masterpiece!

    Five years after TERROR IS A MAN became the first international horror hit from the Philippines, producer Cirio Santiago (THE BIG BIRD CAGE) and director Gerry de Leon (BRIDES OF BLOOD) delivered Hemisphere's next landmark shocker: Ronald Remy (MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND) - in a performance Critic After Dark calls "perhaps the most compelling incarnation since Christopher Lee" - stars in this orgy of gothic terror and Filipino pulp, complete with rubber bats, hunchback henchmen, theremin, whippings, rampant Catholicism and radical color tinting that remains unnerving more than half a century later. Amalia Fuentes (CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES) co-stars in "one of the more unusual vampire movies you'll ever see" (DVD Drive-In) - also known as BLOOD IS THE COLOR OF NIGHT and VAMPIRE PEOPLE - now scanned from the only complete 35mm print known to exist.

    Special Features:

    Manong of the Philippines : Interview with Script Supervisor and Gerry De Leon's AD Dik Trofeo.
    Hemisphere Appreciation by Filmmaker David DeCoteau.
    Audio Commentary with Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Partial Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Deleted Scenes.
    BLOOD DRINKERS Trailer.
    VAMPIRE PEOPLE Trailer.
    Radio Spot.
    Curse of the Vampires

    Link Here

    Curse of the Vampires is a 1966 Philippines/USA horror drama by Gerardo de Leon.
    With Amalia Fuentes, Romeo Vasquez and Eddie Garcia. BBFC link IMDb

    Passed X after BBFC cuts for 1971 cinema release. The cuts were waived for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents the CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES - Geraldo de Leon's 1966 Vampire Classic!

    In this pseudo-sequel to his masterpiece THE BLOOD DRINKERS, director Gerry de Leon (TERROR IS A MAN, BRIDES OF BLOOD) delves even deeper into themes of lust, guilt, faith and redemption within an aristocratic family cursed by vampirism. But this time, he adds rich gothic dollops of torture, incest, carnal depravity and blackface that "oozes sexual menace, brims with potent cultural metaphors and makes for unusually hypnotic viewing" (Senses Of Cinema). Amalia Fuentes (THE BLOOD DRINKERS) and Eddie Garcia (BEAST OF BLOOD) star in this "artfully executed vampire chiller" (Blu-ray.com) - also released as WHISPER TO THE WIND, BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRES and CREATURES OF EVIL - from "The Father of Philippine Horror" (DVD Drive-In) and now scanned in 2k from the only surviving film elements.

    Special Features:

    Cursed Vampire : Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
    The Market of Hemisphere : Interview with Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Audio Commentary with Philippine Genre Documentarian Andrew Leavold.
    Partial Audio Commentary with Sam Sherman.
    Deleted Scenes.
    Trailers.
    BEAST OF BLOOD / CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES radio spot.
    Brain of Blood

    Link Here

    Brain of Blood is a 1971 USA Sci-Fi horror by Al Adamson.
    Starring Grant Williams, Kent Taylor and John Bloom. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Severin Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents BRAIN OF BLOOD - The Al Adamson Shock/Schlock Classic !

    By 1971, drive-ins across America were clamoring for a new BLOOD ISLAND movie. But with de Leon/Romero busy creating the 'machete maidens' genre, Hemisphere instead turned to writer/producer/distributor Sam Sherman (SATAN'S SADISTS) and director Al Adamson (BLOOD OF DRACULA'S CASTLE) to deliver a comparable saga of gruesome shocks and mad doctor mayhem. The result - the only Hemisphere production to be shot outside the Philippines - remains the insane epitome of low-budget '70s horror and one of Adamson's most infamous epics. Kent Taylor (BRIDES OF BLOOD), Grant Williams (THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN), Regina Carrol (ANGELS' WILD WOMEN), John Bloom (THE INCREDIBLE 2 HEADED TRANSPLANT), Angelo Rossitto (FREAKS) and Zandor Vorkov (DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN) star in this "great bloody film" (Grindhouse Database) - also known as THE CREATURE'S REVENGE and THE OOZING SKULL - now featuring a new 2k CRI scan.

    Special Features:

    Memories Of Blood : Interviews With Director Al Adamson, Producer Samuel M. Sherman, Associate Producer J. P. Spohn, Actor Zandor Vorkov, Actor Sean Graver, and Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray.
    Parital Audio Commentary with Producer / Co-Writer Samuel M. Sherman.
    Trailer.
    Radio Spot.

    Hemisphere Box of Horrors

    Link Here

    Hemisphere Box of Horrors is a  film set by Gerardo de Leon, Harald Reinl...
    Starring Ronald Remy, Amalia Fuentes and Ben Feleo. US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2019 Severin Films (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    The Blood Drinkers is a 1964 Philippines / USA horror by Gerardo de Leon.
    Starring Ronald Remy, Amalia Fuentes and Eddie Fernandez. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Curse of the Vampires is a 1966 Philippines/USA horror drama by Gerardo de Leon.
    With Amalia Fuentes, Romeo Vasquez and Eddie Garcia. BBFC link IMDb

    Passed X after BBFC cuts for 1971 cinema release. The cuts were waived for 15 rated DVD in 2003. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Brain of Blood is a 1971 USA Sci-Fi horror by Al Adamson.
    Starring Grant Williams, Kent Taylor and John Bloom. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    Severin Films Presents the HEMISPHERE BOX OF HORRORS - Beyond 'BLOOD ISLAND' lives the other Hemisphere Horror Classics - on Blu-ray for the first time ever!

    Though best known for their legendary BLOOD ISLAND Trilogy, the Philippine/U.S. production/distribution company Hemisphere Pictures was also responsible for some of the most provocative and insane films of the '60s and '70s drive-in/grindhouse era. THE BLOOD DRINKERS and CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES are the still-potent masterpieces from The Father of Philippine Horror Gerry de Leon. BRAIN OF BLOOD is the all-star Grade Z classic from infamous exploitation auteur Al Adamson. THE BLACK CAT and TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR. SADISM - starring Christopher Lee and Tarzan - are Hemisphere's two most extreme acquisitions for the company's notorious double-feature packages. The films in this collection have all been newly scanned in 2K/4K from the best - and often only - complete elements available.

    HEMISHPERE BOX OF HORRORS is a limited, numbered edition release of only 3500 units.

    Special Features:

    Disc 1 - THE BLOOD DRINKERS:
    Manong of the Philippines : Interview with Script Supervisor and Gerry De Leon's AD Dik Trofeo.
    Hemisphere Appreciation by Filmmaker David DeCoteau.
    Audio Commentary with Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Howard S. Berger.
    Partial Audio Commentary with Hemisphere Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Deleted Scenes.
    BLOOD DRINKERS Trailer.
    VAMPIRE PEOPLE Trailer.
    Radio Spot.

    Disc 2 - CURSE OF THE VAMPIRE:
    Cursed Vampire : Interview with Actor Eddie Garcia.
    The Market of Hemisphere : Interview with Marketing Consultant Samuel M. Sherman.
    Audio Commentary with Philippine Genre Documentarian Andrew Leavold.
    Partial Audio Commentary with Sam Sherman.
    Deleted Scenes.
    Trailers.
    BEAST OF BLOOD / CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES radio spot.

    Disc 3 - BRAIN OF BLOOD:
    Memories Of Blood : Interviews With Director Al Adamson, Producer Samuel M. Sherman, Associate Producer J. P. Spohn, Actor Zandor Vorkov, Actor Sean Graver, and Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray.
    Parital Audio Commentary with Producer / Co-Writer Samuel M. Sherman.
    Trailer.
    Radio Spot.

    Disc 4 - THE BLACK CAT / TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR. SADISM: *BOX SET EXCLUSIVE!*
    BLOOD DEMON Trailer.
    BLACK CAT Trailer.

    Emmanuelle

    Link Here

    Emmanuelle is a 1974 France drama by Just Jaeckin.
    Starring Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny and Marika Green. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC until 18 rated DVD in 2007. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Her name evokes visions of lush sensual discovery and the extremes of forbidden ecstasy! She is Emmanuelle, and this classic and its two sequels changed the look and feel of erotic cinema forever. Upon arriving in Bangkok to join her diplomat husband, Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel, The Nude Bomb) meets Bee and Mario and embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery. As she pursues the stunning Bee (Marika Green, Pickpocket), Mario (Alain Cuny, La Dolce Vita) initiates her into sexual refinements that make her an expert in the art of love. The Emmanuelle trilogy spawned dozens of copycat erotic films for years to come, but none of them equaled the success and acclaim of the original three starring Kristel.

    Special Features:
    -TALKING ABOUT EMMANUELLE - Interview with director Just Jaeckin and producer Yves Rousset-Rouard
    THE JOYS OF EMMANUELLE - with star Sylvia Kristel, director Just Jaeckin and producer Yves Rousset-Rouard
    Trailers for Emmanuelle, Emmanuelle 2 and Goodbye Emmanuelle

    Emmanuelle 2

    Link Here

    Emmanuelle 2 is a 1975 France romance by Francis Giacobetti.
    Starring Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini and Frédéric Lagache. IMDb

    Cut for X rated cinema release in 1982. Less cut for 18 rated VHS and uncut on 18 rated DVD. UNcut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Her name evokes visions of lush sensual discovery and the extremes of forbidden ecstasy! The incomparably beautiful Sylvia Kristel (Private Lessons) is back as Emmanuelle, in this equally successful and erotic sequel to the 1974 smash hit. She returns to her husband Jean (Umberto Orsini, Violent City) in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs with the likes of her lover Christopher (Frédéric Lagache) and a trio of bathhouse masseuses (including Laura Gemser, Black Emanuelle). All the while, she introduces the young Anna-Maria (Catherine Rivet) to the pleasures and subtleties of carnal love. Music by Francis Lai (Rider on the Rain).

    Special Features:
    -THE JOYS OF EMMANUELLE PART 2
    -6 Radio Spot
    -U.S. and International Trailers
    -Teaser
    -Trailers for Emmanuelle and Goodbye Emmanuelle

    Goodbye Emmanuelle

    Link Here

    Goodbye Emmanuelle (aka Emmanuelle 3) is a 1977 France erotic romance by François Leterrier.
    Starring Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini and Jean-Pierre Bouvier. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Her name evokes visions of lush sensual discovery and the extremes of forbidden ecstasy! As Emmanuelle (Sylvia Kristel, Lady Chatterley's Lover) and her husband Jean (Umberto Orsini, La Tosca) continue their amoral lifestyle, living out their erotic fantasies under the sun of the Seychelles, the arrival of a film director (Jean-Pierre Bouvier) disturbs their peaceful existence. When she falls in love with the handsome filmmaker, Jean feels jealousy for the first time in his life. This explosive and daring final chapter to the smash-hit trilogy was directed by François Leterrier (Le garde du corps), co-stars Alexandra Stewart (The Destructors) and boasts a steamy soundtrack by Serge Gainsbourg (Je t'aime moi non plus).

    Special Features:
    -THE JOYS OF EMMANUELLE PART 3
    -4 Radio Spot
    -2 Trailers
    -Trailers for Emmanuelle and Emmanuelle 2

    Virus of The Dead

    Link Here

    Virus of The Dead is a 2018 UK action horror thriller by Matthew Joseph Adams, Gordon Bressack...
    Starring Kathryn Eastwood, Mhairi Calvey and Jessica Ann Brownlie. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 Ammo Content LLC R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 9th April 2019

    Summary Notes

    Zombie horror anthology. What happens when an uncontrollable virus turns the living into the living dead?

     

     

     

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    The Devil Hunter, Aquaman, Anna and the Apocalypse


    Link Here 8th April 2019
    UK flag Released on 8th April 2019
    The Possession of Hannah Grace

    Link Here

    The Possession of Hannah Grace is a 2018 USA horror by Diederik Van Rooijen.
    Starring Stana Katic, Shay Mitchell and Grey Damon. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, injury detail:

    Promotional Material

    A shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a young woman. Months later, Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is working the graveyard shift in the morgue when she takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver. Locked alone inside the basement corridors, Megan begins to experience horrifying visions and starts to suspect that the body may be possessed by a ruthless demonic force.
     

    Aquaman

    Aquaman is a 2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan.
    Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Dolph Lundgren. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. Presumably the same cuts apply to the 12 rated video release in 2019. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
    Cut Small 12 Small UK: Passed 12 for moderate violence, scenes of sustained threat after BBFC category cuts( 143:17s ) :
    The BBFC commented:
    • This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 15 but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by removing bloody detail. When the film was submitted for formal classification the bloody detail had been removed and the film was classified 12A.

    Summary Notes

    Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

    Uncut Version

    US: Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language:
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    Anna and the Apocalypse

    Link Here

    Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 UK / USA musical comedy horror by John McPhail.
    Starring Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming and Sarah Swire. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore, language:
    • 2019 Vertigo Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 8th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy Scottish town of Little Haven, forcing Anna (Ella Hunt) and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilisation falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other. From the Producer of The Void, Welcome to the Jungle and Miss You Already.
    The Devil Hunter

    Link Here

    The Devil Hunter is a 1980 Spain / France / West Germany horror adventure thriller by Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown).
    Starring Ursula Buchfellner, Al Cliver and Antonio Mayans. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    A short version was banned as a video nasty in 1984. The BBFC later passed the complete film 18 uncut on 2008 DVD.
    UK: The Complete Spanish Version was passed 18 uncut for strong nudity, sex and sexual violence:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Much-missed by fans of quick-jack cinema, the late Jess Franco had a career in fear that veered between arty outings such as VAMPYRO LESBOS (1971) and the cheap and cheerful projects that includes the official 'video nasty' DEVIL HUNTER (1980). Featuring a leading man turn from the Italian horror legend Al Cliver (ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS/ THE BEYOND), DEVIL HUNTER is part Indiana Jones, part CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980) and all outrageous insanity as Franco throws-in babes, bare-boobs and blood and native-battles in an attempt to keep audiences glued to the screen. For fans of cheese and sleaze, it does not get any better than DEVIL HUNTER - finally available for Franco enthusiasts and video nasty lovers to reappraise in HD!
    The Rage: Carrie II

    Link Here

    The Rage: Carrie 2 is a 1999 USA Sci-Fi horror thriller by Katt Shea.
    Starring Emily Bergl, Jason London and Dylan Bruno. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    It was the sequel that they said could not be done right - and yet the 1999 shocker THE RAGE: CARRIE 2 proved to be a remarkably riotous and highly-rated follow-up to the classic Brian DePalma original. Directed by an old horror-hand in Katt Shea (POISON IVY), and starring Emily Bergl (television's SOUTHLAND) as a bullied schoolgirl who possesses a largely unexplored link to the telekinetic terror of Carrie White - the scares come thick and fast in this fan-favourite instalment - which also pays respectful homage to the abjection and atmospherics of its ground-breaking femme-on-fire predecessor, including a recurring role for DePalma starlet Amy Irving! Twenty years later and THE RAGE is back to remind a new generation that scary movie sequels do not need to suck - and 88 Films is proud to present this high octane example of Hollywood horror in ghoulish HD!
    Iguana With The Tongue Of Fire

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    Iguana With The Tongue Of Fire is a 1971 Italy / France / West Germany mystery thriller by Riccardo Freda (as Willy Pareto).
    Starring Luigi Pistilli, Dagmar Lassander and Anton Diffring. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory images, violence, threat, suicide scenes, nudity:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 8th April 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    One of several animal-in-the-title cash-ins released in the wake of Dario Argento s box-office smash The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire is a gloriously excessive giallo that boasts a rogues gallery of perverse characters; violent, fetishized murders, and one of the genre s most nonsensical, red-herring laden plots (which sees almost every incidental character hinted at potentially being the killer).

    Set in Dublin (a rather surprising giallo setting), Iguana opens audaciously with an acid-throwing, razor-wielding maniac brutally slaying a woman in her own home. The victim s mangled corpse is discovered in a limousine owned by Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky (Anton Diffring, Where Eagles Dare) and a police investigation is launched, but when the murdering continues and the ambassador claims diplomatic immunity, tough ex-cop John Norton (Luigi Pistilli, A Bay of Blood) is brought in to find the killer...

    Benefitting from a sumptuous score by Stelvio Cipriani (Nightmare City, Death Walks on High Heels) and exuberant supporting performances from Valentina Cortese (The Possessed, Thieves' Highway) and Dagmar Lassander (The Frightened Woman, The Black Cat), The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire is a luridly over-the-top latter-day entry in the filmography of acclaimed director Riccardo Freda (Caltiki The Immortal Monster, Murder Obsession). An archetypal giallo from the genre s heyday, Freda s film is presented here in a stunning new restoration with a host of newly produced extras.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by giallo connoisseurs Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
  • Of Chameleons and Iguanas, a newly filmed video appreciation by the cultural critic and academic Richard Dyer
  • Considering Cipriani, a new appreciation of the composer Stelvio Cipriani and his score to The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire by DJ and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon
  • The Cutting Game, a new interview with Iguana s assistant editor Bruno Micheli
  • The Red Queen of Hearts, a career-spanning interview with the actress Dagmar Lassander
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Andreas Ehrenreich
  • The Bouncer

    Link Here

    The Bouncer is a 2018 France / Belgium action film by Julien Leclercq.
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sveva Alviti and Sami Bouajila. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence, sexualised nudity:
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 8th April 2019
    • 2019 Spirit Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 8th April 2019

    Promotional Material

    Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Lukas, a tough nightclub bouncer struggling to raise his 8-year-old daughter. One day, Lukas loses control during an altercation with a client and ends up in jail, while his daughter is taken away from him. Things take an unexpected turn when Interpol recruits Lukas to bring down a Dutch ringleader operating from Belgium in exchange for his daughter's custody.

    Includes subtitles for the Hard Of Hearing

     

     

     

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    Link Here 4th April 2019
    US flag Released on 2nd April 2019
    Terra Formars

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    Terra Formars is a 2016 Japan action Sci-Fi horror by Takashi Miike.
    Starring Rinko Kikuchi, Rila Fukushima and Shun Oguri. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    The ever-prolific Takashi Miike, the director behind the likes of Audition, the Dead or Alive trilogy and Blade of the Immortal, returns with this intergalactic epic in which a team of space explorers find themselves pitched against a horde of oversized anthropomorphic cockroaches.

    In the mid-21st century, humankind has been forced to look to colonising other planets as a means of combating overcrowding on Earth their first stop, Mars. With a population of cockroaches having been introduced on Mars some 500 years prior to help prepare the way for human colonization, a manned mission sets out to the red planet with the aim of clearing away the bugs. Upon arrival, however, they discover that the roaches have evolved to huge, vicious creatures capable of wielding weapons.

    Based on the popular Manga series of the same name, Terra Formars is an action-packed space adventure brought to life by one of Japan s most celebrated contemporary filmmakers.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High-Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA options
  • Newly-translated English subtitles
  • The Making of Terra Formars - feature-length documentary on the film s production featuring a host of cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Extended cast interviews
  • Footage from the 2016 Japanese premiere
  • Outtakes
  • Image Gallery
  • Theatrical and teaser trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Tom Mes
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    Assassination, Hell Fest


    Link Here 1st April 2019
    UK flag Released on 1st April 2019
    Assassination Nation

    Link Here

    Assassination Nation is a 2018 USA thriller by Sam Levinson.
    Starring Odessa Young, Hari Nef and Suki Waterhouse. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual threat:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st April 2019

    Promotional Material

    This is a thousand percent a true story about how the quiet, all-American town of Salem absolutely lost its mind. High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies, and chats -- just like the rest of the world. Their small town gets turned upside down when an anonymous hacker starts to reveal personal messages and secrets of thousands of people. As anger erupts into full-blown violence, the four girls soon find themselves in a fight for their lives against an armed mob.

    Includes over 20 minutes of bonus content:

    • Deleted/Extended Scenes
    • Gag Reel
    Hell Fest

    Link Here

    Hell Fest is a 2018 USA horror by Gregory Plotkin.
    Starring Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards and Tony Todd. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:
    • 2019 Vertigo Releasing RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st April 2019
    • 2019 Vertigo Releasing RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st April 2019
    • 2019 Vertigo Releasing R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 1st April 2019
    • 2019 Vertigo Releasing Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    A group of friends are bound for a horror-themed Halloween event at a local amusement park a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town. But for one visitor, the ghoulish carnival of nightmares is not the attraction it is a hunting ground. On the night the friends attend, a masked serial killer turns the amusement park into his own playground, terrorizing attendees while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show. As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowd continue to rise, who will fight to survive the night?
    Terra Formars

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    Terra Formars is a 2016 Japan action Sci-Fi horror by Takashi Miike.
    Starring Rinko Kikuchi, Rila Fukushima and Shun Oguri. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody violence:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 1st April 2019

    There is also a US release.

    Reviews

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    The ever-prolific Takashi Miike, the director behind the likes of Audition, the Dead or Alive trilogy and Blade of the Immortal, returns with this intergalactic epic in which a team of space explorers find themselves pitched against a horde of oversized anthropomorphic cockroaches.

    In the mid-21st century, humankind has been forced to look to colonising other planets as a means of combating overcrowding on Earth their first stop, Mars. With a population of cockroaches having been introduced on Mars some 500 years prior to help prepare the way for human colonization, a manned mission sets out to the red planet with the aim of clearing away the bugs. Upon arrival, however, they discover that the roaches have evolved to huge, vicious creatures capable of wielding weapons.

    Based on the popular Manga series of the same name, Terra Formars is an action-packed space adventure brought to life by one of Japan s most celebrated contemporary filmmakers.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High-Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA options
  • Newly-translated English subtitles
  • The Making of Terra Formars - feature-length documentary on the film s production featuring a host of cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Extended cast interviews
  • Footage from the 2016 Japanese premiere
  • Outtakes
  • Image Gallery
  • Theatrical and teaser trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Tom Mes
  • Sugar Mountain

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    Sugar Mountain is a 2016 USA thriller by Richard Gray.
    Starring Jason Momoa, Cary Elwes and Melora Walters. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, sex references, sex:

    Promotional Material

    Brothers Miles (Drew Roy - Falling Skies) and Liam West (Shane Coffey - Pretty Little Liars) are broke. The family business is bankrupt and they cannot pay the mooring fees for their boat, making them desperate for money. They come up with a plan to fake Miles' disappearance on Sugar Mountain then sell the story when he appears out of the wilderness several days later.

    The local sheriff Jim Huxley (Cary Elwes Princess Bride) begins to poke holes in the scheme while local heavy Joe Bright (Jason Momoa - Aquaman) puts on the pressure to recover a personal debt owed by Miles.

     

     

     

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    For a Few Dollars More, The Street Fighter Collection, Blood Hunger


    Link Here 27th March 2019
    US flag Released on 26th March 2019
    Pet Sematary

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    Pet Sematary is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Mary Lambert.
    Starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    There is also a UK release.

    Summary Notes

    The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetery, and for good reason too.

    4K BLU-RAY
    • BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER OF THE FILM SUPERVISED BY DIRECTOR MARY LAMBERT
    • NEW A look back at this classic with the cast and crew of 2019's Pet Sematary
    • NEW Revisualization - interview with Mary Lambert
    • NEW three behind the scenes galleries, including never before seen storyboards
    • Director Mary Lambert shares memories of the movie
    • Fear and remembrance
    • Audio commentary by director Mary Lambert
    BLU-RAY
    • NEW and vintage bonus features
    • Stephen King Territory. The characters. Filming the Horror. - Featurettes
    • Optional English SDH, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, and Swedish subtitles
    Dominique

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    Dominique is a 1979 UK horror by Michael Anderson.
    Starring Cliff Robertson, Jean Simmons and Jenny Agutter. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s.

    Wealthy Dominique Ballard ( Jean Simmons ; Spartacus ) lives with her husband David ( Cliff Robertson ; Obsession , Man on a Swing ) in Dominique's giant English estate. Emotionally fragile, Dominique is harassed, tormented, and eventually driven mad by David until one night she hangs herself, resulting in her entire fortune being left to her husband. But what at first seems like a clever inheritance scheme soon becomes a waking nightmare for David as Dominique's spirit is not at rest and has instead risen from the grave to haunt him and avenge her death. But is the evil presence that appears to be seeking vengeance from the afterlife actually David's dearly departed wife or is someone else attempting their own elaborate and deadly hoax?

    A suspenseful supernatural thriller from Michael Anderson ( Logan's Run ), DOMINIQUE (also known as Dominique is Dead ) co-stars Jenny Agutter ( Walkabout ) and Judy Geeson ( 10 Rillington Place ). Sumptuously photographed by Oscar winner Ted Moore ( A Man For All Seasons , Goldfinger ), Vinegar Syndrome brings DOMINIQUE to Blu-ray for the first time in an all new 2k restoration.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm negative
    3. Audio interview with actor Michael Jayston
    4. Audio interview with assistant director Brian Cook
    5. Original theatrical trailer
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

    The Suckling

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    The Suckling (aka Sewage Baby) is a 1990 USA horror by Francis Teri.
    Starring Frank Rivera, Marie Michaels and Gerald Preger. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 1993 18 rated VHS.  The cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray in 2016. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    After being tricked into having an abortion at Big Mama's underground abortion clinic / brothel, a young woman's extracted fetus is flushed into the sewer system wherein it's exposed to toxic waste and begins to mutate into an ever growing and increasingly bloodthirsty monster. The girls, johns, and other assorted weirdos find themselves trapped inside the brothel where they are forced to face off against the agitated, prenatal creature, as well as each other, in a high stakes quest to stay alive, or at least in one piece.

    An offbeat and gleefully violent monster horror-comedy from one time director Francis Teri, THE SUCKLING blends gratuitous gore, nonchalant T&A, and a sly side helping of social commentary, resulting in a distinctive 80s horror indie gem. Vinegar Syndrome presents this direct-to-video favorite on Blu-ray in the US for the first time, in a brand new 2k restoration made from its original 16mm camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original camera negative
    3. Video interview with writer/director Francis Teri
    4. Video interview with actor Michael Gingold
    5. Archival image gallery
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

    The Children

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    The Children is a 1980 USA Sci-Fi horror by Max Kalmanowicz.
    Starring Martin Shakar, Gil Rogers and Gale Garnett. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a standard version and an extended Director's Cut.

    This release is the Director's Cut

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Something is terrifyingly wrong with the children of Ravenback. After their school bus passes through a mysterious cloud of yellow smoke, the children are transformed into bloodthirsty zombies with black fingernails which burn anything they touch. As parents and unwitting townspeople are burned to a crisp, the local police force frantically searches for the missing kids, unaware of their new and deadly powers...

    Shot back-to-back with FRIDAY THE 13TH , and sharing some of the same crew, Max Kalmanowicz's THE CHILDREN is an outrageous and fun drive-in horror classic. Featuring an eerie score from Harry Manfredini ( FRIDAY THE 13TH ) and produced by Carlton J. Albright ( LUTHER THE GEEK ), Vinegar Syndrome brings THE CHILDREN to Blu-ray, newly restored from the best surviving film elements and in its extended director's cut!

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from a combination of its 35mm original camera negative and best surviving theatrical prints
    3. New audio commentary with director Max Kalmanowicz
    4. Archival audio commentary with producer/co-writer Carlton J. Albright
    5. "Childhood Memories: Making the Children" - a new interview with Carlton J. Albright & production manager David Platt
    6. "Return to Ravensback" - a newly produced locations then-and-now featurette
    7. "The Lost Scene" - audio from a lost scene of The Children
    8. Archival video interview with Carlton J. Albright
    9. "Memories of The Children" - archival featurette with: Carlton J. Albright, Patricia Albright & Gil Rogers
    10. "Making The Children" - archival featurette with: Carlton J. Albright & David Platt
    11. "The Children: The Musical" - archival interview with Stan Richardson, co-creator of the musical rendition of The Children
    12. Reversible cover artwork
    13. English SDH subtitles

    In the Cold of the Night

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    In the Cold of the Night is a 1990 USA mystery thriller by Nico Mastorakis.
    Starring Jeff Lester, Adrianne Sachs and Marc Singer. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1971. These BBFC cuts were waived for 2003 DVD. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The uncut version was released originally with an X rating and later with an MPAA NC-17 rating.
    US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:
    • 2019 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    High profile fashion photographer Scott Bruin has been suffering from a series of increasingly disturbing and violent dreams in which he savagely attacks and murders a young woman. Fearing for his sanity, Scott begins to investigate these strange visions, but slowly starts to believe that these all-too-real seeming nightmares might not be dreams after all and that the woman in them is in imminent danger. As his investigation progresses, Scott unwittingly finds himself in the center of a sinister conspiracy much stranger than his wildest nightmares.

    An ultra-stylized, DePalma-esque, neo-noir erotic thriller from cult filmmaker Nico Mastorakis ( Island of Death , Blind Date ), IN THE COLD OF THE NIGHT stars Jeff Lester ( Star Trek IV ), Adrianne Sachs ( Robocop ), Brian Thompson ( Cobra ), David Soul ( Starsky & Hutch ), and Shannon Tweed ( Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death ), along with a guest appearance from Tippi Hedren ( The Birds ) and striking cinematography by Andreas Bellis ( Thriller - A Cruel Picture ). Vinegar Syndrome brings this Skinemax gem to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4k from its original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. Archival behind-the-scenes featurette
    4. Archival image gallery
    5. Original trailer
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. English SDH subtitles

     
    Aquaman

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    Aquaman is a 2018 Australia / USA action Sci-Fi fantasy by James Wan.
    Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Dolph Lundgren. BBFC link IMDb

    BBFC advised category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    The promotional material notes that this release is a Special Edition

    US: Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language:
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers Special Edition RA 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers Special Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    • 2019 WarnerBrothers Special Edition R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    The Graveyard

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    The Graveyard (aka Persecution) is a 1974 UK horror thriller by Don Chaffey.
    Starring Lana Turner, Trevor Howard and Ralph Bates. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Young David Masters drowns his mother's cat Sheba in its milk, claiming she loves it more than he, one of many such Shebas he has killed. As a grown man, he returns home with his wife Janie and their newborn child. His mother swears vengeance on him, promising to toy with him as Sheba would have played with a mouse. Soon after, his mother's latest Sheba suffocates the baby under a pillow. Janie has a nervous breakdown. And then his mother brings in a French nurse to seduce David away from Janie.
    Blood Hunger: The Films Of Jose Larraz

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    Blood Hunger: The Films Of Jose Larraz is a film set by José Larraz.
    Starring Karl Lanchbury, Vivian Neves and Pia Andersson. US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2019 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    Whirlpool is a 1970 Denmark / UK thriller by José Ramón Larraz (as JR Larrath).
    Starring Karl Lanchbury, Vivian Neves and Pia Andersson. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1970 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated for 2019 Blu-ray. Uncut and X rated in the US.

    Vampyres is a 1974 UK horror film by Joseph Larraz.
    With Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska and Murray Brown . BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1975 and further cut for 18 rated VHS. Later the film was released uncut on 2003 DVD with an 18 rating. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    The Coming of Sin (aka The Violation of the Bitch) is a 1978 Spain thriller by José Ramón Larraz.
    Starring Patricia Granada, Lidia Zuazo and Rafael Machado. BBFC link IMDb
    Several UK versions have been released with BBFC cuts until the uncut Blu-ray release in 2019.

    Promotional Material

    One of the most underrated and oft-neglected genre filmmakers of his generation, Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz ( Symptoms ) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.

    In Larraz s debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare Whirlpool (1970), Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer s secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon transpires to be anything but. 1974 s Vampyres - perhaps the best known and most widely-released of all José Larraz s films - sees a duo of blood hungry female vampires prowling the British countryside, from where they lure unsuspecting male motorists back to their imposing, dilapidated mansion for draining... in more ways than one. Meanwhile, in 1978 s The Coming of Sin ( La Visita del Vicio , in its native Spanish), a young gypsy girl experiences a violent sexual awakening as her dreams of a naked young man on horseback become reality.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Three films from José Ramón Larraz, all newly-restored in 2K from original film elements
  • Newly-produced, extensive bonus features and unseen archival content
  • English subtitles for all features
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • 80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by Jo Botting, Tim Greaves and Vanity Celis

    WHIRLPOOL

  • Original US Theatrical Cut
  • Brand new audio commentary by Tim Lucas
  • Obsessive Recurrence: The Early Films of José Larraz - author and critic Kim Newman reflects on the recurring themes and underlying obsessions linking together the early productions of José Larraz
  • A Curious Casting - actor Larry Dann on the strange story behind his casting in Whirlpool
  • Deviations of Whirlpool - featurette comparing the differences between the US Theatrical Cut and a previously circulated, alternate cut of the film
  • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
  • Image Gallery
  • Original US Theatrical Trailer

    VAMPYRES

  • Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
  • Brand new interviews with producer Brian Smedley-Aston, actors Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, makeup artist Colin Arthur and composer James Kenelm Clarke
  • Reimagining Vampyres - a brand new interview with Larraz s friend and collaborator Victor Matellano, director of the 2015 Vampyres remake
  • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
  • Jose Larraz and Marianne Morris Q&A at 1997 Eurofest
  • Image Gallery
  • Trailers

    THE COMING OF SIN

  • Spanish and English language versions of the feature
  • Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
  • Variations of Vice: The Alternate Versions of The Coming of Sin exploitation expert Marc Morris on the strange and scandalous release history of José Larraz's most censored film
  • Remembering Larraz author and filmmaker Simon Birrell shares his fond and extensive memories of his long-time friend and collaborator José Larraz
  • His Last Request (2005, 27 mins) - short film by Simon Birrell made under the guidance of José Larraz and starring Spanish horror legend Jack Taylor
  • Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
  • Image Gallery
  • Original Spanish Trailer
  • For a Few Dollars More

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    For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italy / Spain / West Germany western by Sergio Leone.
    Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Gian Maria Volontè. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X (16) rated cinema release. Also cut in the US for an M rating. Later the cuts were restored but editors seem to have missed a scene. The complete version was eventually released in Germany.

    It is not clear whether this release contains the missing scene or not.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2019 KL Studio Classics [Restoration Version + US Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION! Screen legends Clint Eastwood (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot) and Lee Van Cleef (Sabata) co-star as two rival bounty hunters who join forces to bring murderous bandit El Indio (Gian Maria Volontè, Face to Face) and his vicious gang of criminals to justice. But all is not as it seems in this hard-hitting second installment of Sergio Leone's (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) trilogy starring Eastwood as the famed "Man with No  BBFC Video Cuts: G Name." Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dynamite, The Mercenary) with a stellar cast that includes spaghetti western legends Mario Brega (A Fistful of Dollars), Luigi Pistilli (Death Rides a Horse), Aldo Sambrell (Navajo Joe) and Klaus Kinski (The Great Silence).

    Special Features:
    -BRAND NEW 2018 4K RESTORATION
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
    -NEW On location in Almería and Granada with Filmmaker Alex Cox
    -Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
    -FAFDM: The Christopher Frayling Archives
    -A New Standard: Frayling on FAFDM
    -Back for More: Clint Eastwood Remembers FAFDM
    -Tre Voci: FAFDM | FAFDM: The Original American Release Version
    -Location Comparisons
    -NEW TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson
    -NEW Promoting FAFDM: Posters & Lobby Cards
    -NEW FAFDM: On the Set
    -NEW FAFDM: Color Stills
    -NEW FOR A FEW Pictures MORE
    -Newly Restored 2.0 Stereo / Original 2.0 Mono / 5.1 Surround
    -12 Radio Spots
    -Restored UA Logo
    -Double Bill Trailer
    -FAFDM Trailer 1
    -FAFDM Trailer 2
    -A Fistful of Dollars – Trailer
    -The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Trailer
    -A Fistful of Dynamite – Trailer
    -Death Rides a Horse – Trailer
    -The Mercenary - Trailer

    The Street Fighter Collection

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    The Street Fighter Collection is a film set by various.
    Starring Sonny Chiba.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2019 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th March 2019
    The Street Fighter is a 1974 Japan action crime thriller by Shigehiro Ozawa.
    Starring Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada and Yutaka Nakajima. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1976 but was uncut for 18 rated DVD fn 2005. Uncut and X rated in the US but was then heavily cut for an MPAA R rating, leaving the uncut version MPAA Unrated.

    This release features the uncut version

    Return of the Street Fighter is a 1974 Japan action crime drama by Shigehiro Ozawa.
    Starring Shin'ichi Chiba, Claude Gagnon and Masafumi Suzuki. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut and 15 rated in the UK. Uncut and X rated in the US. There is also a heavily cut R rated version.

     This release features the uncut version

    The Street Fighter's Last Revenge is a 1974 Japan action crime drama by Shigehiro Ozawa.
    Starring Shin'ichi Chiba, Reiko Ike and Etsuko Shiomi. BBFC link IMDb
    Uncut and 15 rated for 2004 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but there is also a cut R rated version.

    This release features both the cut and uncut versions.

    Promotional Material

    Meet the meanest and most lethal karate master ever to rule the streets. He's Sonny Chiba, one of the greatest martial arts actors to ignite the screen.

    In The Street Fighter, Chiba stars as Terry Tsurugi, a mercenary who has been hired by both the yakuza and the mafia to kidnap a wealthy heiress, but when he isn't paid, a violent clash will ensue.

    Chiba is back in Return Of The Street Fighter. This time Tsurugi is hired by the mob to kill two informants, but when he realizes one is an old friend, he refuses, and now he is the one being hunted.

    When Tsurugi is double crossed by the Ôwada clan, he takes off with something they want in The Street Fighter's Last Revenge. Soon he is being chased by a group of deadly assassins. Bonus Features DISC ONE: THE STREET FIGHTER

    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The Uncut Version
    • Uncut Version Of The Film (91 Minutes) With English And Japanese Audio
    • Two English Dubs -- The Theatrical Dub And The New Line Home Video Dub
    • NEW Street Fighting Man -- An Interview With Star Sonny China
    • NEW Cutting Moments -- THE STREET FIGHTER Trailer -- An Interview With Filmmaker Jack Sholder
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Gallery
    DISC TWO: RETURN OF THE STREET FIGHTER
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The Uncut Version
    • Uncut Version Of The Film (83 Minutes) With English And Japanese Audio
    • U.S. Teaser Trailer
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Gallery
    DISC THREE: THE STREET FIGHTER'S LAST REVENGE
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The U.S. Cut (80 Minutes)
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements Of The U.S. Cut With Standard Definition Inserts From The Original Japanese Cut (84 Minutes)
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Still Gallery
    Warning Sign

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    Warning Sign is a 1985 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Hal Barwood.
    Starring Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan and Yaphet Kotto. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    When tampering with the natural order of things, man must not ignore the Warning Sign.
    In the rolling Utah countryside, a small town is host to a fortress-like research facility, which the townspeople believe is developing new advancements in agriculture. But deep within is a top-secret project to create a bioweapon that turns anyone exposed to it into a raging, psychotic killer. When the unthinkable happens and the facility is locked down, Sheriff Cal Morse (Sam Waterston, Serial Mom) must choose between keeping the town safe and rescuing his wife Joanie (Kathleen Quinlan, Twilight Zone: The Movie), who is trapped inside. But for Major Connolly (Yaphet Kotto, Alien), there is only one remorseless solution: contain the deadly virus ... at all costs.
    Written by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins (the team behind Dragonslayer) and featuring the cinematography of Dean Cundey (Halloween, John Carpenter's The Thing), Warning Sign presents a nightmarish scenario of science gone wrong.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Blood Hunger, Swamp Thing, Pet Sematary, Next of Kin


    Link Here 25th March 2019
    UK flag Released on 25th March 2019
    Swamp Thing

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    Swamp Thing is a 1982 USA Sci-Fi horror by Wes Craven.
    Starring Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau and Ray Wise. BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut in the UK. The US theatrical version  was cut for PG. It was released uncut by MGM in 2001, but US releases have reverted to the cut PG version ever since the 2005 MGM release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    Long before superhero movies were packing out multiplex cinemas, Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven followed-up the success of Richard Donner's SUPERMAN (1978) with this fondly remembered DC adaptation that brings a comic book favourite to livid and lunatic life! Following the success of THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977), SWAMP THING was also evidence of its director trying to adapt his style to less rough 'n' ready thrills and spills - and the result is an adventure thriller that highlights not just a mutant-monster with good intentions, but such sights as the timeless terror-star Adrienne Barbeau (THE FOG), future Twin Peaks star Ray Wise and David Hess (THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) in one of his best-remembered villainous turns. Released in 1982 to an appreciative cult following, SWAMP THING remains one of Craven's most mesmerising achievements - with a faithful DC-comic outlay and plenty of action-packed special effects that hold their ground even today. 88 Films is delighted to present SWAMP THING in a very special edition BluRay release that packs a pristine punch and highlights this creature feature classic in all of its bayou-tinged brilliance!

    Versions

    BBFC uncut
    uncut
    15 ~91:00s UK: Passed 15 uncut
    Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

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    Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh is a 1995 USA horror by Bill Condon.
    Starring Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan and William O'Leary. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH!! The sequel to Clive Barker's original 1993 shocker, this 1995 follow-up brings the ever-threatening Tony Todd, and his hook-handed bogeyman, back to the big screen but this time in New Orleans. As before, our antagonist is a mix of nightmarish skin-slicer and seductive-voiced stalker - but one thing is for sure: not many characters will be leaving this sanguine-splashed sequel with their insides still intact! Also featuring Kelly Rowan (ASSASINS) and directed by the Oscar winning Bill Condon (CHICAGO), FAREWELL TO THE FLESH is one of the highest achievements in nineties horror sequel-dom!

    Extras:
    Trailer Booklet Notes by Film Journalists Dave Wain and Matty Budrewicz
    Sacrifice

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    Sacrifice is a 2016 Ireland / Germany / USA thriller by Peter A Dowling.
    Starring Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves and Ian McElhinney. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gory images for:

    Promotional Material

    Horror mystery directed by Peter A. Dowling and starring Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves and Ian McElhinney. Dr. Tora Hamilton (Mitchell) moves with her husband Duncan (Graves) up to the Shetland Islands, located one hundred miles away from the Scottish mainland. But when she arrives, the calm of the idyllic isles is broken by the discovery of the body of a young woman buried near Tora's new home. The heart of the body has been ripped out and the corpse left with strange markings etched into the skin. Tora is warned not to investigate any further after her curiosity gets the better of her, but as she continues to dig, she uncovers a sinister legend...
     
    Next of Kin

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    Next of Kin is a 1982 Australia / New Zealand horror mystery by Tony Williams.
    Starring Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt and Alex Scott. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, gory images:
    • 2019 Second Sight Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th March 2019

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Linda Stevens has just inherited Montclare, a retirement home left to her by her late mother.

    When she finds her mother's diary she reads tales of mysterious events within the house - taps turning themselves on and off, candles lighting and voices in the night. When history begins to repeat itself Linda's nightmares are just the beginning. Montclare hides a dark secret and she is soon fighting for her life.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Audio commentary with Director Tony Willams and Producer Tim White
    • Audio commentary with cast members John Jarratt, Jackie Kerrin, Robert Ratti and Not Quite Hollywood Director, Mark Hartley.
    • Return to Montclare: Next of Kin Shooting locations revisited
    • Extended interviews from Not Quite Hollywood
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • VHS Trailer
    • German Trailer
    • German Opening Credits
    • Before the Night is Out - Complete ballroom dancing footage from 1978
    • Image Gallery
    • Tony Williams shorts from 1971: Getting Together + The Day We Landed on the Most Perfect Planet in the Universe
    Blood Hunger: The Films of José Larraz

    Link Here

    Blood Hunger: The Films of José Larraz is a set by José Larraz. UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2019 Arrow [Blood Hunger set] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th March 2019

    There is also a US release.

    Reviews

    Whirlpool is a 1970 Denmark / UK thriller by José Ramón Larraz (as JR Larrath).
    Starring Karl Lanchbury, Vivian Neves and Pia Andersson. BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1970 cinema release. Uncut and 18 rated for 2019 Blu-ray. Uncut and X rated in the US.

    Vampyres is a 1974 UK horror film by Joseph Larraz.
    With Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska and Murray Brown . BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1975 and further cut for 18 rated VHS. Later the film was released uncut on 2003 DVD with an 18 rating. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    The Coming of Sin (aka The Violation of the Bitch) is a 1978 Spain thriller by José Ramón Larraz.
    Starring Patricia Granada, Lidia Zuazo and Rafael Machado. BBFC link IMDb
    Several UK versions have been released with BBFC cuts until the uncut Blu-ray release in 2019.

    Promotional Material

    One of the most underrated and oft-neglected genre filmmakers of his generation, Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz ( Symptoms ) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.

    In Larraz s debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare Whirlpool (1970), Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer s secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon transpires to be anything but. 1974 s Vampyres - perhaps the best known and most widely-released of all José Larraz s films - sees a duo of blood hungry female vampires prowling the British countryside, from where they lure unsuspecting male motorists back to their imposing, dilapidated mansion for draining... in more ways than one. Meanwhile, in 1978 s The Coming of Sin ( La Visita del Vicio , in its native Spanish), a young gypsy girl experiences a violent sexual awakening as her dreams of a naked young man on horseback become reality.

    By turns terrifying, titillating, artful and scandalous, these three films collected here - all newly restored from original film elements, with Whirlpool and The Coming of Sin making their Blu-ray world premieres - collectively offer film fans a unique perspective on the fascinating, highly-varied career of one of the horror genre s most overlooked auteurs.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Three films from José Ramón Larraz: Whirlpool , Vampyres and The Coming of Sin , all newly-restored in 2K from original film elements
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing for all features
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • 80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by Jo Botting, Tim Greaves and Vanity Celis

    WHIRLPOOL

  • Original US Theatrical Cut
  • Brand new audio commentary by Tim Lucas
  • Obsessive Recurrence: The Early Films of José Larraz - author and critic Kim Newman reflects on the recurring themes and underlying obsessions linking together the early productions of José Larraz
  • A Curious Casting - actor Larry Dann on the strange story behind his casting in Whirlpool
  • Deviations of Whirlpool - featurette comparing the differences between the US Theatrical Cut and a previously circulated, alternate cut of the film
  • Archival interview with José Larraz
  • Image Gallery
  • Trailer

    VAMPYRES

  • Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
  • Brand new interviews with producer Brian Smedley-Aston, actors Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, makeup artist Colin Arthur and composer James Kenelm Clarke
  • Reimagining Vampyres - a brand new interview with Larraz s friend and collaborator Victor Matellano, director of the 2015 Vampyres remake
  • Archival interview with José Larraz
  • Jose Larraz and Marianne Morris Q&A at 1997 Eurofest
  • Image Gallery
  • Trailers

    THE COMING OF SIN

  • Spanish and English language versions of the feature
  • Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
  • Variations of Vice: The Alternate Versions of The Coming of Sin exploitation expert Marc Morris on the strange and scandalous release history of José Larraz's most censored film
  • Remembering Larraz author and filmmaker Simon Birrell shares his memories José Larraz
  • His Last Request (2005, 27 mins) - short film by Simon Birrell
  • Archival interview with José Larraz
  • Image Gallery
  • Trailer
  • Suspiria

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    Suspiria is a 1977 Italy horror by Dario Argento.
    Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini and Flavio Bucci. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1977 cinema release. Less cut for 1990 18 rated VHS and uncut since 1998.  Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating but unrated releases are uncut.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    Considered the most famous Italian horror film of all time for its vivid, groundbreaking style and jaw-dropping bloodshed, CultFilms is proud to terrify audiences once again with the dazzling 4K restoration of Dario Argento's groundbreaking horror masterpiece.

    Ballet student Suzy Bannion ( Jessica Harper ) arrives at a prestigious dance academy in Freiburg, a school plagued by gruesome and supernatural happenings. Soon students begin to die in horrific circumstances - is Suzy next, and can she uncover the academy's sinister secret before it's too late?

    Argento carved a Baroque Expressionist nightmare, saturated with expressionist colours and punctuated by shocking violence. His monumental, epoch-making cinema-redefining visual and aural assault on the senses has become the reference by which all horror genre is measured and its creator, director Dario Argento can now truly be seen as one of the important artists of the 20th century.

    Now finally presented for the first time ever according to the director's original vision: the 4K scan was restored painstakingly by the applauded TLE Films (who did the Clint Eastwood Dollar Trilogy among others) with that crucially distinct colour palette reinstated in accordance with Argento's original specification.

    Extras:

    • · New Extra: long interview of Dario Argento discussing his Suspiria
    • · New Extra: Exclusive Dario Argento Introduction of this new 4k restoration
    • · Audio Commentary by critics Kim Newman and Alan Jones
    • · Fear at 400 Degrees: interview with Argento and Claudio Simonetti
    • · Interview with Claudio Simonetti, Norman J Warren and Patricia McComack (Blu only)
    • · New Extra: The 4K Restoration Process utterly fascinating
    The Darkening

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    The Darkening is a 2013 USA horror thriller by Mike Yurinko (as Michael Yurinko).
    Starring Holt Boggs, Brandon Slagle and Nick Mancuso. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody horror:

    Promotional Material

    A grief-stricken man tries to cope with the tragic death of his family by revisiting the isolated cabin where they used to stay. His hopes of finding some comfort are shattered when he begins to realise he is not only but at the mercy of a demonic spirit. With the cabin now snowbound and cut-off he is engages in a desperate fight for his very soul.
    Pet Sematary

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    Pet Sematary is a 1989 USA horror thriller by Mary Lambert.
    Starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th March 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th March 2019
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    There is also a US release.

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    The terrifying tale by Stephen King is also a beloved adaptation of the best-selling author's work. Newly remastered in 4K for its 30th Anniversary, Pet Sematary follows the tragic story of the Creed family. After their cat is accidentally killed, a friendly neighbour advises its burial in a mysterious nearby cemetery. When the cat comes back, it's only the beginning of an unthinkable evil leading to hell and back. Sometimes, so it seems, dead is better.

    New 30th Anniversary Bonus Content

  • Disc 1 - 4K ultra HD + special features
  • Fear and remembrance
  • A look back at this classic with the cast and crew of 2019's Pet Sematary
  • Revisitation - new interview with Mary Lambert
  • Director Mary Lambert shares memories of the movie.
  • 3 new behind the scenes image galleries
  • Including never before seen storyboards
  • Commentary by director Mary Lambert
  • Disc 2 - Blu-ray + new and original special features
  • Stephen King Territory. The characters. Filming the Horror.
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    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Strip Nude for Your Killer, The Witches


    Link Here 19th March 2019
    US flag Released on 19th March 2019
    The Witches

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    The Witches is a 1966 UK horror by Cyril Frankel.
    Starring Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh and Alec McCowen. IMDb

    Always uncut in the UK and US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Reviews

    Summary Notes

    An English school teacher outposted in Africa has a run in with the local witch doctor and suffers a nervous breakdown. After recovering back in England she takes a job teaching in a small country town hoping to make a new start for herself. All goes well at first, until she starts to hear some disturbing stories about the town. She soon discovers the town is home to a coven of witches and they plan to sacrifice a local girl in one of their rituals.

    Strip Nude For Your Killer

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    Strip Nude For Your Killer is a 1975 Italy mystery thriller by Andrea Bianchi.
    Starring Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo and Femi Benussi. IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for X rated 1979 cinema release. Later uncut and 18 rated on 2008 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    As the 1970s wore on and audiences began to tire of the tried and tested giallo formula popularized by the thrillers of Argento, Fulci and their contemporaries, filmmakers sought to reinvigorate the ailing movement by injecting elements from other genres. Some took inspiration from the then-burgeoning crime thriller movement, with tales of organised crime and corrupt police officials... while others decided to sex things up by crossing serial killer thrills with salacious softcore antics.

    A spate of highly sexualized murders is rocking a prestigious Milanese fashion house. Ambitious photographer Magda (Edwige Fenech, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key ) and her on-off boyfriend, love rat Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo, The English Patient ), team up to crack the case. But, with the motorcycle helmet-wearing killer clearing bearing a grudge against the agency s employees, it s surely only a matter of time before they too end up feeling the force of his wrath...

    So roll up for a Euro cult experience like no other, with kitschy fashion shoots, back alley abortions, blow-up sex dolls and some very indelicate humor, as one of the most notoriously sleazy gialli ever produced gets the red carpet treatment from Arrow Video!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by HORRORPEDIA.com s Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
  • Sex and Death with a Smile , a new video essay by author and critic Kat Ellinger on giallo and sex comedy icon Edwige Fenech
  • A Good Man for the Murders , a newly edited video interview with actor Nino Castelnuovo
  • The Blonde Salamander , a new video interview with actress Erna Schurer
  • The Art of Helping , a new video interview with assistant director Daniele Sangiorgi
  • Jack of All Trades , a new video interview with actor and production manager Tino Polenghi
  • Two versions of the opening scene: tinted and untinted viewing options
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Rachael Nisbet
  • The Scarehouse

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    The Scarehouse is a 2014 Canada crime horror thriller by Gavin Michael Booth.
    Starring Sarah Booth, Kimberly-Sue Murray and Katherine Barrell. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2019 WowNow Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 15th March 2019
    • 2019 WowNow Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 8th March 2019
    • 2019 WowNow Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Two years after a tragic accident, six college girls are invited to a party inside an elaborate Halloween funhouse. Once inside, the girls realize their hosts' intentions are not all fun and games.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Irma La Douce, The Basketball Diaries, Prince of Darkness


    Link Here 18th March 2019
    UK flag Released on 18th March 2019
    Ring

    Link Here

    Ring is a 1998 Japan horror mystery by Hideo Nakata.
    Starring Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani and Yûko Takeuchi. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for moderate horror and violence:
    • 2019 Arrow Video Steelbook Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Arrow Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    In 1998, director Hideo Nakata ( Dark Water ) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology.

    A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There ), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse...

    Arrow Video is proud to present Ring , the film that started it all, restored from the original negative in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi
  • High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Lossless Japanese DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • New audio commentary on Ring by film historian David Kalat
  • The Ring Legacy , a series of new interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ring series and its enduring legacy
  • A Vicious Circle , a new video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata
  • Circumnavigating Ring , a new video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ring series
  • Sadako s Video
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Booklet containing new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Limited edition SteelBook packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • The Ring Collection

    Link Here

    The Ring Collection is a trilogy of films by Hideo Nakata, Joji Iida...
    Starring Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani and Yûko Takeuchi.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    In 1998, director Hideo Nakata ( Dark Water ) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology.

    A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There ), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse...

    Arrow Video is proud to present the genre-defining trilogy Ring , the film that started it all, plus Hideo Nakata s chilling sequel, Ring 2 , and the haunting origin story, Ring 0 as well as the lost original sequel, George Iida s Spiral , gathered together in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials.

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative of Ring , approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi
  • High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Lossless Japanese DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Bonus feature: Spiral , George Iida s 1998 sequel to Ring
  • New audio commentary on Ring by film historian David Kalat
  • New audio commentary on Ring 0 by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • The Ring Legacy , a series of new interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ring series and its enduring legacy
  • A Vicious Circle , a new video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata
  • Circumnavigating Ring , a new video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ring series
  • Spooks, Sighs and Videotape , a new video essay by critic Jasper Sharp on the J-horror phenomenon
  • The Psychology of Fear , a newly edited archival interview with author Koji Suzuki
  • Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Ring 0
  • Ring 0 deleted scenes
  • Sadako s Video
  • Multiple theatrical trailers for the Ring series
  • Limited edition 60-page booklet containing new writing by Violet Lucca, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jasper Sharp, Kieran Fisher and Kat Ellinger
  • Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
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    The Fog

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    The Fog is a 1980 USA horror thriller by John Carpenter.
    Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Studiocanal RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    John Carpenter's classic 1980 horror THE FOG has been stunningly restored in 4K. Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old. As the residents of this small, quaint harbour town begin to celebrate, an eerie fog envelops the shore and from its midst emerge dripping, demonic spectres, victims of a century old shipwreck, seeking revenge. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the FOG is a tense and ghoulish tale that confirms John Carpenter as a master of terror.

    The 2018 restoration of THE FOG was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution in 16bit and we applied a HDR Dolby Vision workflow to the restoration process which resulted in the creation of a 4K DCP, HDR and SDR UHD version and a new SDR HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases.

    Extra Features

    Retribution: Uncovering John Carpenter's THE FOG: A brand retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with cinematographer Dean Cundey, production designer/editor Tommy Lee Wallace, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, make-up effects artist Steve Johnson, Carpenter biographer John Muir, music historian Daniel Schweiger, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys and assistant Larry Franco
    The Shape of The Thing to Come: John Carpenter Un-filmed: A brand new featurette looking at the John Carpenter films that never were
    Easter Egg - surprise!
    Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003
    Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from The Fog, in an interview from 2003
    Fear on Film: Inside the Fog (1980) - A vintage featurette which includes an interview with John Carpenter
    The Fog: Storyboard to Film - original storyboards
    Outtakes
    TV Spots
    Theatrical Trailers
    Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes
    Audio Commentary with writer/director John Carpenter and writer/director Debra Hill
    Horror's Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark
    - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark
    Audio commentary with actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace

    • Dolby Vision
    • Region: 2.35:1
    • Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
    The Prince Of Darkness

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    Prince of Darkness is a 1987 US horror by John Carpenter.
    With Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount and Jameson Parker. BBFC link IMDb

    Mostly uncut and 18 rated in the UK except a 2000 release VHS which was cut for a 15 rating. By 2002 the film was passed 15 uncut. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Studiocanal RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis

    John Carpenter's 1987 cult classic Prince of Darkness has been stunningly restored in 4K.
    Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws in the students soon realise that the relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself.

    The 2018 restoration of Prince of Darkness was made from the original camera negative. A full 4k 16bit Dolby Vision workflow was applied to create a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases.

    The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in Los Angeles by the Cinematographer, Gary B. Kibbe (ASC).

    Extras include:

    Malevolent: Unearthing John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS: A brand new retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with Cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Alice Cooper, composer Alan Howarth, script supervisor Sandy King, visual effects supervisor Robert Grasmere, stunt coordinator Jeff Imada, Carpenter biographer John Muir, film historian C. Courtney Joyner, music historian Daniel Schweiger and Producer Larry Carpenters.
    Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003
    Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from Prince of Darkness, in an interview from 2003
    Audio commentary with John Carpenter and Peter Jason Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with John Carpenter - from 2013
    Horror's Halloween Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark
    Trailer
    Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes

    Escape From New York

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    Escape from New York is a 1981 UK / USA action Sci-Fi film by John Carpenter.
    Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef and Ernest Borgnine. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, brief sexual threat:

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis

    John Carpenter's classic Escape from New York has been stunningly restored in 4K. The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you're in, you don't come out. But when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasance) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular.

    The 2018 restoration of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK was made from the 35mm original camera negative. A full 4K 16bit workflow was applied to create a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases.

    The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in Los Angeles by the Cinematographer, Dean Cundey.

    Extras include:

    Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger.

    Snake Plissen: Man of Honor - featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill

    Deleted Opening Sequence "Snake's Crime" with Optional Audio Commentary

    Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes

    Original Trailers

    Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell and director John Carpenter

    Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves

    Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: Visual effects featurette - from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of Special VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist

    I am Taylor - Interview with actor Joe Unger - from 2015

    Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau and DOP Dean Cundey

    • Dolby Vision
    • Region: 2.35:1
    • Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
    They Live

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    They Live is a 1988 USA action comedy horror by John Carpenter.
    Starring Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    John Carpenter's 1988 cult classic THEY LIVE has been stunningly restored in 4K.

    WWF wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper plays John Nada, a homeless, unemployed construction worker who discovers a pair of sunglasses that when worn, suddenly reveal a world run by capitalist, yuppie aliens intent on keeping the human race sedate and brainwashed with subliminal messages fed through advertising and the media. Luckily for us all Nada is a man of action and so begins the fight-back (including perhaps the longest fistfight in cinema's history) to save humankind.

    The 2018 restoration of They Live was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution in 16bit and we applied the ACES workflow to the restoration process which resulted in the creation of a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards as today's biggest international film releases.

    The restoration and new UHD version was colour graded and approved in Los Angeles by the Cinematographer, Gary B. Kibbe (ASC).

    Extras include:

    Subversion: Exposing John Carpenter's THEY LIVE - A brand retrospective documentary produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and featuring interviews with Associate producer Sandy King, cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Robert Grasmere, composer Alan Howarth, stunt coordinator/Ghoul Jeff Imada, author Jonathan Letham, music historian Daniel Schweiger, Blumhouse editor Rebekah McKendry, and visual effects historian Justin Humphreys.
    Original EPK: The Making of They Live (1988) John Carpenter profile - vintage profile of the director
    Meg Foster profile - vintage profile of the actress
    Roddy Piper profile - vintage profile of the actor
    Audio Commentary with John Carpenter and Roddy Piper Independent Thoughts with John Carpenter - a 2012 interview with director John Carpenter
    Woman of Mystery: Interview with Meg Foster - a 2012 interview with actress Meg Foster
    Man vs Aliens: Interview with Keith David - a 2012 interview with actor Keith David
    Fake commercials in the film 2.34 mins TV spots Photo gallery

    • Dolby Vision
    • Region: 2.35:1
    • Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
    Wheels On Meals

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    Wheels on Meals is a 1984 Hong Kong action crime comedy by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung (as Samo Hung).
    Starring Jackie Chan, Biao Yuen and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung. BBFC link IMDb

    No censor cuts but there are variant versions and several different language dubs.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    From a brand new 2K restoration comes perhaps the greatest martial-arts comedy of all time, Sammo Hung s Wheels on Meals , starring Hung, Jackie Chan , and Yuen Biao as the most exciting triple act in action movie history!

    Fast food chefs Thomas (Chan) and David (Biao) find themselves cooking up trouble when detective Moby (Hung) involves them in the case of a missing heiress. The three friends need all of their daring and physical dexterity when they find themselves facing a triple helping of danger.

    Also starring Lola Forner ( Armour of God ) and Benny The Jet Urquidez ( Dragons Forever ), who faces off against Chan in an incredible fight sequence that is legendary amongst martial-arts film fans, Wheels on Meals has to be seen to be believed. Eureka Classics is extremely proud to present this iconic piece of action cinema on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK!

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Limited edition slipcase [4000 copies ONLY]
    • Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Original Cantonese audio track, available in both original mono (LPCM) and newly restored DTS-HD MA 5.1
    • Optional English audio from the film s international release, featuring an alternate (and much funkier) soundtrack, available in both original mono and 5.1
    • Alternate English dub track from the films 2006 DVD release (available in 5.1 only)
    • New and Exclusive audio option - a custom audio option featuring the original Cantonese dialogue track, but mixed with the alternate soundtrack from the international release
    • On Giant s Shoulders An archival interview with Sammo Hung [7 mins]
    • An additional archival interview with Sammo Hung [10 mins] | Born to Fight An archival interview with Yuen Biao [15 mins]
    • Jet Fighter An archival interview with kickboxing champion and martial-artist Benny The Jet Urquidez [28 mins]
    • King of the Ring An archival interview with martial-artist Keith Vitali [33 mins]
    • The Inside Track An archival interview with director and action choreographer Stanley Tong [34 mins]
    • Spartan X Alternate Credits The original Japanese version of Wheels on Meals featured these alternate blooper reel credits which would later become a traditional feature of films starring Jackie Chan (can be viewed isolated or as part of the main feature)
    • Additional Outtake footage [4 mins]
    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    • International Release Trailer
    • Original Japanese Spartan X trailer PLUS: A Limited Edition Collector s Booklet featuring a new essay by James Oliver [4000 copies ONLY]
    Alien Predator

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    Alien Predator is a 2018 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Jared Cohn.
    Starring Xavi Israel, Dutch Hofstetter and Alex West. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory images, violence, language:
    • 2019 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    A black ops team is sent to investigate the crash of an unidentified aircraft. They discover that they are being hunted by an alien expedition to Earth.
    Damsel

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    Damsel is a 2018 USA comedy western drama by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner.
    Starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and David Zellner. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sex references, language
    • 2019 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) voyages across the Western frontier to ask the love of his life, Penelope, (Mia Wasikowska) to marry him. When he discovers she's been kidnapped, he finds himself on an unpredictable journey that raises the question: is this damsel really in distress? From award-winning directors David and Nathan Zellner, and featuring a stand-out cast, Damsel is an "entertainingly original" (NY Times) adventure that takes an unmissable set of twists and turns. "

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 UK / USA family fantasy adventure by David Yates.
    Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists in an Extended Cut and a Theatrical Version
    UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 12A/12 uncut for moderate fantasy threat:
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version + Extended Cut] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version + Extended Cut] RB 3D Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version + Extended Cut] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version + Extended Cut + Fantastic Beasts 1] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version + Extended Cut + Fantastic Beasts 1] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Warner Bros [Theatrical Version only + Fantastic Beasts 1] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

    "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray contain the following special features:

    • J.K. Rowling: A World Revealed
    • Wizards on Screen, Fans in Real Life
    • Distinctly Dumbledore
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: The Return to Hogwarts
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Newt's Menagerie
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Credence, Nagini and the Circus Arcanus
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Paris and Place Cachée
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Ministere des Affaires Magiques
    • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Grindelwald's Escape and the Ring of Fire
    • Deleted Scenes
    Silk Scream

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    Silk Scream is a 2018 USA comedy horror by Jason Matherne.
    Starring Lauren Alexandra, Jenn Attaway and Lorraine Chetta. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: MPAA Unrated import uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    Two unlikely heroes team up to solve an ongoing killing spree targeting clients and coworkers of a t-shirt printing business.
    Don't Drink The Milk

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    Don't Drink the Milk is a 2019 USA horror by Bill Zebub.
    Starring Mel Heflin, Erica Leigh Boseski and Sabrina Michaels. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK:  US import is MPAA Unrated and uncut for:

    Promotional Material

    A serial offender sneaks into apartments to drug the beverages in the refrigerator, but he gets a taste of his own medicine. Tables are turned, and so are stomachs in this bizarre tale of revenge. Directed by Bill Zebub.
    Widows

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    Widows is a 2018 UK / USA crime thriller by Steve McQueen.
    Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, sex, very strong language:
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    From acclaimed director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller with a powerful ensemble cast. When four armed robbers are killed in a failed heist attempt, their widows--with nothing in common except a debt left by their dead husbands' criminal activities--take fate into their own hands to forge a future on their own terms.
    The Basketball Diaries

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    The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 USA crime sport biography by Scott Kalvert.
    Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco and Marilyn Sokol. BBFC link IMDb

    Generally passed 18 uncut but was pre-cut and 18 rated for a VHS release in 1996 when there were censorship sensitivities about the Dunblane killings. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
    • 2019 4Digital Media (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019

    Promotional Material

    Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

    As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centres around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukaemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin - all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star.

    Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighbourhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity.

    The Devils Doorway

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    The Devils Doorway is a 2018 UK horror by Aislinn Clarke.
    Starring Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn and Helena Bereen. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    Promotional Material

    Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton are dispatched by the Vatican to investigate reports of a miracle, a statue of the Virgin Mary weeping blood, at a remote Catholic asylum for immoral women. Armed with 16mm film cameras to record their findings, the priests instead discover a depraved horror show of sadistic nuns, satanism and demonic possession. Supernatural forces are at work here, but they are not the doing of God.
    Irma La Douce

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    Irma La Douce is a 1963 USA comedy romance by Billy Wilder.
    Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Lou Jacobi. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1963. Uncut and 15 rated on home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut:
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th March 2019
    • 2019 Eureka Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    One of director Billy Wilder 's biggest box office hits following his landmark comedies Some Like It Hot and The Apartment , the spectacular Irma La Douce -- adapted from the 1956 musical for the French theatre -- reunites Wilder with his Apartment stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine , providing the latter with one of her most fondly remembered (and Oscar®-nominated) early roles.

    MacLaine is Irma, a popular Parisian prostitute whose new pimp is an unlikely procurer: Nestor (Lemmon) is a former honest cop who was just fired and framed by his boss after Nestor inadvertently had him arrested in a raid. However, Nestor's love for Irma is making his newfound vocation impossible, so he poses as a phoney British lord who insists on being Irma's one and only "client." But when "Lord X" appears to have become the victim of foul play...further comedic complications ensue!

    Irma La Douce offers many of the same sardonic observations on human nature as Wilder's earlier comedies -- in addition to the same riotous humour and touching romance -- but on an even broader, more colourful canvas. Collaborating again with his regular screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond , Wilder delivers one of his most purely entertaining crowd-pleasers of the 1960s.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 4K restoration
    • LPCM Mono audio
    • Optional English SDH subtitles
    • Brand New and Exclusive Interview with film scholar Neil Sinyard
    • Feature Length Audio Commentary by critic and film historian Kat Ellinger
    • Feature Length Audio Commentary by film historian Joseph McBride
    • PLUS: A Collector s booklet featuring a new essay by Richard Combs, alongside a wide selection of rare archival imagery.
    Sebastiane

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    Sebastiane is a 1976 UK romance by Paul Humfress and Derek Jarman.
    Starring Leonardo Treviglio, Barney James and Neil Kennedy. BBFC link IMDb

    The film includes an erect penis in such away that it stays hidden for some screen ration, most notably that shown to the BBFC. The hidden material stayed hidden for VHS but reappeared for 2014 cinema release and 2018 Blu-ray.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex and nudity:

    Promotional Material

    Jarman's first feature, directed with Paul Humfress, presents the controversial, sensual and sexualised story of the 4th century Praetorian Guard whose human goodness leads to humiliation and martyrdom.

    The heat of the Sardinian desert is powerfully captured on film - both cast and crew go through their paces, sweating it out Herzog-style while Brian Eno's distinctly moving score beautifully compliments the superb framing and stunning slow-motion photography.

    Sebastiane is a glorious hymn to the very real, living, breathing, male body and is presented here in a new digital version remastered from the original camera negative by the BFI National Archive.

    Special Features:

    • Jazz calendar (1968, 36 mins): footage of the Royal Ballet in rehearsal with scenery and costumes by Derek Jarman
    • Sebastiane: A Work in Progress (c1976, 62 mins): an incomplete, black and white and un-subtitled work-in-progress cut featuring alternative music
    • The Making of Sebastiane (1975, 25 mins): Super 8 making-of document shot by the film's sound assistant Hugh Smith and Jarman himself
    • John Scarlett-Davis Remembers Sebastiane (2018, 7 mins): artist filmmaker John Scarlett-Davis talks about his experiences on the set of Sebastiane
    • Fully illustrated booklet with writing by William Fowler and full film credits
     

     


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