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Shopping: The Crow...

1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here24th May 2024
The Crow is a 1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas.
With Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott and Rochelle Davis. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating, and this cut version has been distributed worldwide since.
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

The modern-gothic original that entranced audiences and critics alike, THE CROW tells the tale of a young musician brutally murdered alongside his beloved fiancée, only to rise from the grave by a mysterious crow. Seeking revenge, he battles a criminal underground that must answer for their crimes, in this supernatural superhero movie from director by Alex Proyas (DARK CITY), adapted from the comic book series, and starring Brandon Lee in his final, tragic performance.

 

 

Shopping: The Pleasure...

1985 Italy erotic drama by Joe D'Amato set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 29th July 2024


Link Here22nd May 2024

The Pleasure is a 1985 Italy erotic drama by Joe D'Amato
Starring Andrea Guzon, Gabriele Tinti and Marco Mattioli BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Previously released in cut versions but uncut for 18 rated video in 2024.

Summary Notes

Leonora's children Ursula and Edmund inherit her erotic recordings. Ursula uses the recordings to forge a relationship with Gerard, Leonora's late lover. Meanwhile, Gerard's mistress attends to Edmund.

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 93:28s
pal: 89:44s
18UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for sexual violence, nudity, strong sex, sex references:
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 9s
run: 93:31s
pal: 89:47s
BBFC 18 1982UK: BBFC 18 rated after 9s of BBFC cuts:
  • 1995 Jezebel Films VHS (rated 25/01/1995)

BBFC cut
cut
cut:  
run: 90:15s 
pal: 86:38s
BBFC 18 1982UK: A short and presumably cut version was BBFC 18 rated:
  • 1986 Elephant VHS (rated 04/09/1986)
  • 1985 Eagle Films cinema release (rated 19/11/1985)

Promotional Material

Prolific Italian director Joe D'Amato is back in the softcore zone with a sordid tale about Gerard (Gabriele Tinti) who pines for his dead lover, Leonora (Andrea Guzon) whilst listening to old audio tapes of them having sex sparking memories of their erotic encounters. Back in the present his daughter, who is the mirror image of her mother finds the tapes which leads to questionable trysts and sordid couplings. With plenty of exposed flesh and the bonus of starring Laura "Emmanuelle" Gemser this is one of D'Amato's most stylish and accomplished bump and grind efforts. Fans of Tinto Brass will want to get their hands on this one.

 

 

Shopping: The Crow...

1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas, cut for its MPAA R rating, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here22nd May 2024
The Crow is a 1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas.
With Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott and Rochelle Davis. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut for an MPAA R rating, and this cut version has been distributed worldwide since.
UK: Passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2024 Paramount Home Entertainment Steelbook R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon #ad released on 6th May 2024
  • 2024 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 3rd June 2024

Promotional Material

The modern-gothic original that entranced audiences and critics alike comes to 4K Ultra HD® for its 30th Anniversary. THE CROW tells the tale of a young musician brutally murdered alongside his beloved fiancée, only to be risen from the grave by a mysterious crow. Seeking revenge, he battles a criminal underground that must answer for its crimes. This supernatural superhero movie from director Alex Proyas (DARK CITY) was based on the comic book series and stars Brandon Lee in his tragic final performance.

Special Features
- NEW: Shadows & Pain: Designing The Crow
- NEW: Sideshow Collectibles: An Interview with Edward R. Pressman
- Audio Commentary with Director Alex Proyas
- Audio Commentary by Producer Jeff Most and Screenwriter John Shirley
- Behind the Scenes Featurette
- A Profile on James O'Barr
- Extended Scenes
- Deleted Footage Montage
- Trailer

4K & Blu-ray Disc:

Languages: English - United States DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround / French - Parisian, German, Spanish - Castilian Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround / Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo L/R

Subtitles: English - United States / English - United States SDH* / Danish / Dutch / Finnish / French - Parisian / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Norwegian / Spanish - Castilian / Swedish

 

 

Shopping: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker...

1981 US video nasty by William Asher just released uncut on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here19th May 2024
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker is a 1981 US horror mystery thriller by William Asher
Starring Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell and Bo Svenson BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Banned as Video Nasty in 1983. Banned again by the BBFC for video in 1987. Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2024. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who's hell-bent on keeping him with her...at all costs.

UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated with a trigger warning for strong bloody violence, domestic abuse, sexual violence references:

Promotional Material

It remains the most joltingly violent, psychosexual grindhouse shocker of the '80s, directed by a veteran of I Love Lucy and starring a frequently shirtless former teen idol with an epically demented performance by an Oscar® nominee. And now it can be experienced for the first time ever in UHD : Jimmy McNichol stars as an orphaned high-school student raised by his strangely overprotective aunt ( Susan Tyrrell of FAT CITY fame) who becomes implicated in a grisly murder investigated by a psychotic police detective (an equally unhinged Bo Svenson of INGLORIOUS BASTARDS). 7x Emmy® nominee Julia Duffy (Newhart) and Bill Paxton (in one of his first film roles) co-star in this "jaw-dropping hunk of genre insanity" (Pop Culture Beast) and former DPP 39 Video Nasty -- also known as NIGHT WARNING -- now scanned in 4K from the original camera negative with 6 hours of new and archival Special Features.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Audio Commentary With Star Jimmy McNichol
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Writer/Producer Steve Breimer And Co-Writer Alan Jay Glueckman, Moderated By Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson
  • Audio Commentary With Co-Producer And Unit Production Manager Eugene Mazzola
  • Extreme Prejudice - Interview With Actor Bo Svenson
  • Point And Shoot - Interview With Director Of Photography Robbie Greenberg
  • Family Dynamics - Interview With Editor Ted Nicolaou
  • Cast And Crew Interviews With Actors Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell And Steve Eastin, Make-Up Artist Allan A. Apone And Producer Steve Breimer
  • Trailer
  • TV Spot

 

 

Shopping: The Nude Vampire...

1970 France horror by Jean Rollin, once cut bye the BBFC, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here19th May 2024

The Nude Vampire is a 1970 France horror by Jean Rollin.
Starring Maurice Lemaître and Caroline Cartier and Ly Lestrong. IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1972 cinema release. Passed 18 uncut for all home video releases. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Wealthy and decadent industrialist Georges Radamante rules over a strange secret suicide cult and wants to achieve immortality by figuring out a way to share the biochemistry of a young mute orphaned vampire woman. Complications ensue when Radamante's son Pierre finds out what's going on and falls for the comely lass.

UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:

Promotional Material

Jean Rollin's second feature film, and his first in colour, The Nude Vampire (La Vampire nue) finds the master of the fantastique combining his trademark erotic-vampire themes with an homage to the mystery serials of his youth.

When Pierre (Olivier Martin), the son of a wealthy industrialist, witnesses a beautiful woman (Caroline Cartier) being pursued and captured by men in bizarre masks, he decides to investigate, uncovering a sinister vampire cult...

Starring Caroline Cartier (Lumière), veteran French character actors Bernard Musson (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) and Paul Bisciglia (The Demoniacs), Lettrist artist Maurice Lemaître (co-writer of Rollin's The Iron Rose), and Rollin regulars Olivier Martin (The Rape of the Vampire) and twins Cathy and Marie-Pierre Castel (Lips of Blood), The Nude Vampire is one of Jean Rollin's most eccentric and effective works.

Extras "INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • Original French and English mono soundtracks
  • Audio commentary with film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby (2024)
  • Jean Rollin Introduces 'The Nude Vampire' (1998)
  • Le Passage (2024): updated documentary on the making of The Nude Vampire by Rollin's personal assistant, Daniel Gouyette, including interviews with key collaborators Natalie Perrey, Jean-Noël Delamarre and Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
  • Fragment d'un dialogue (2024): extracts from selected interviews with Rollin conducted by Gouyette between 1998 and 2003
  • Interview with archivist Lucas Balbo exploring Rollin's connection to the French anarchist union (2024)
  • Critical appreciation by author and film historian Virginie Sélavy (2024)
  • Original French and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
  • New and improved English translation subtitles for the French soundtrack
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a selection of new and archival writing including a new essay by David Jenkins, an archival introduction by director Jean Rollin, an archival interview with Rollin, and full film credits.
  • Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US

All extras subject to change"

 

 

Shopping: The Demoniacs...

1973 French/Belgian horror by Jean Rollin, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here19th May 2024

The Demoniacs is a 1973 French/Belgian horror by Jean Rollin.
With Joëlle Coeur, Willy Braque and Paul Bisciglia. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated UK DVD releases. Later the Extended Version was passed 18 uncut for Blu-ray. There are 2 cut variants in the US with one that claims that it is Director Approved.

Summary Notes

A gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2024 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition [Theatrical + Extended Version + Curse of the Living Dead] R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 24th April 2024
  • 2024 Powerhouse Films Limited Edition [Theatrical + Extended Version + Curse of the Living Dead] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 24th April 2024

Promotional Material

"The Demoniacs (Les Démoniaques) sees director Jean Rollin eschew his regular subject of vampirism for a brutal nautical tale of ritual horror and supernatural vengeance.

A gang of ruthless pirates, known as 'the wreckers', rape two survivors of a shipwreck. The women, now mute, are guided by a mysterious clown to a ruined castle, where they receive magical powers with which to exact their revenge on the gang.

Starring Joëlle Coeur (Schoolgirl Hitchhikers), John Rico (Blood Orgy of the She-Devils), Willy Braque (Lips of Blood), and Mireille Dargent (The Iron Rose), The Demoniacs is one of its director's most shocking and violent tales of the fantastique."

Extras "INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 4K UHD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Brand-new 4K HDR restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • 4K (2160p) UHD presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Three presentations of the film: the original theatrical version; the longer, explicit export version; and Curse of the Living Dead, the alternative English-language cut
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film expert Tim Lucas (2024)
  • Selected scenes commentary with Jean Rollin (2005)
  • Jean Rollin Introduces 'The Demoniacs' (1998)
  • One of the Demoniacs (2024): new presentation of an interview with regular Rollin collaborator Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
  • Newly edited archival interview with actor Willy Braque (2024)
  • Critical appreciation by author and musician Stephen Thrower (2024)
  • Outtake footage
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
  • New and improved English translation subtitles
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for Curse of the Living Dead
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, an archival piece on the making of the film by Jean Rollin, an archival interview with Rollin, an archival interview with actor Monica Swinn, and full film credits.
  • World premiere on 4K UHD

Limited edition of 10,000 individually numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US

All extras subject to change"




 

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