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Shopping: Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection...

Film set just released on UK Blu-ray in a cheaper edition with just 2 of the films having once troubled censors


Link Here19th October 2020

Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection is a film set

There are several censorship issues with this set.
UK: Passed with an aggregate 18 rating for:
  • 2020 Arrow Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 12th October 2020
Blood Feast is a 1963 US horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
With William Kerwin, Mal Arnold and Connie Mason. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC for 2001 DVD and uncut since 2005 DVD. Uncut and unrated in the US.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Blood Feast

Two Thousand Maniacs! is a 1964 USA horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
Starring Connie Mason, William Kerwin and Jeffrey Allen. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut since 2002 18 rated DVD.

Promotional Material

In 1963, director Herschell Gordon Lewis pulled a cow s tongue out of an actress mouth on camera, and in doing so, changed the landscape of horror cinema forever. That sequence was just one of numerous gruesome gags featured in Blood Feast, the film credited as being the world s first gore movie. It s no exaggeration to say that the modern gross-out movies of today owe their very existence to the pioneering efforts of H.G. Lewis.

But whilst Lewis is most widely celebrated for his blood-and-guts epics (Two Thousand Maniacs!, The Wizard of Gore et al.), there s more to the prolific director than splatter. From tales of sordid photographers (Scum of the Earth) to sex robots (How to Make a Doll), from biker girl-gangs (She-Devils on Wheels) to youths-run-amok (Just for the Hell of It), and from psychic witches (Something Weird) to hard liquor-loving hillbillies (Moonshine Mountain), the filmography of H.G. Lewis reads like a veritable wish-list of exploitation movie madness.

Now, for the first time ever, Arrow Video is proud to present fourteen of the Godfather of Gore s most essential films (including nine Blu-ray world debuts), collected together at last and packed full of eye-popping bonus content. So put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of good ol moonshine, and prepare yourself for a feast H.G. Lewis style!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Fourteen of the Godfather of Gore s finest attractions, restored from original and best surviving vault materials
  • High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation of the features and extras on 7 Blu-ray discs
  • DISC ONE: BLOOD FEAST (1963) & SCUM OF THE EARTH (1963)
  • Introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Audio Commentary on Blood Feast with Lewis and producer David F. Friedman
  • Blood Feast Outtakes
  • Blood Perceptions filmmakers Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) and Rodney Ascher (Room 237) offer their insight on Blood Feast and the importance of Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Herschell s History archival interview in which Lewis discusses his entry into the film industry including Scum of the Earth
  • How Herschell Found His Niche Lewis discusses more of his early work in nudie cuties and the making of The Adventures of Lucky Pierre Archival interview with Herschell Gordon Lewis and David F. Friedman from 1987
  • Carving Magic (1959) vintage short featuring Blood Feast s Bill Kerwin
  • Blood Feast Radio Spot and Trailer
  • DISC TWO: TWO THOUSAND MANIACS! (1964) & MOONSHINE MOUNTAIN (1964)
  • Introduction to the films by director Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Audio Commentary on Two Thousand Maniacs! with Lewis and producer David F. Friedman
  • Two Thousand Maniacs! Outtakes
  • Two Thousand Maniacs Can t Be Wrong Tim Sullivan (director, 2001 Maniacs) on Two Thousand Maniacs!
  • Hicksploitation: Confidential visual essay on the history of the American South s representation in cinema
  • David Friedman: The Gentlemen s Smut Peddler a tribute to the legendary producer featuring Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmmakers Fred Olen Ray, Tim Sullivan and Bob Murawski
  • Herschell s Art of Advertising Lewis shares his expert opinion on the art of selling movies and how to hook an audience.
  • Trailers for Two Thousands Maniacs! and Moonshine Mountain
  • DISC THREE: COLOR ME BLOOD RED (1965) & SOMETHING WEIRD (1967)
  • DISC FOUR: THE GRUESOME TWOSOME (1967) & A TASTE OF BLOOD (1967)
  • DISC FIVE: SHE-DEVILS ON WHEELS (1968) & JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT (1968)
  • DISC SIX: HOW TO MAKE A DOLL (1968) & THE WIZARD OF GORE (1970)
  • DISC SEVEN: THIS STUFF LL KILL YA! (1971) & THE GORE GORE GIRLS (1972)
  • And many more special features!
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    Shopping: Delirious...

    2006 USA comedy romance by Tom DiCillo just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions


    Link Here19th October 2020

    Delirious is a 2006 USA comedy romance by Tom DiCillo.
    Starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Alison Lohman. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut

    US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:
    US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Mvd Visual [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 13th October 2020
    • 2020 Mvd Visual [Director's Cut only ] R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 13th October 2020
    • 2020 Mvd Visual Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon #ad

    Promotional Material

    EVERYBODY DESERVES THEIR SHOT

    Les (Steve Buscemi, Fargo) is a small-time paparazzi with dreams of getting his embarrassingly funny photos on the front page. His luck seems to take a turn for the better when he befriends a clueless young homeless man, Toby (Michael Pitt, Funny Games), and makes him his unlikely assistant. But when Toby falls for a pop diva and becomes a reality TV star, Les has a tough time being pushed out of the frame and creates a devilish scheme to take down his former apprentice.

    Alison Lohman (Drag Me to Hell), Gina Gershon (Face/Off), Callie Thorne (''Rescue Me''), Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express), Melissa Rauch (''The Big Bang Theory'') Kristen Schaal (Bill & Ted Face the Music) and Richard Short (Public Enemies) also star in this wickedly fun comedy (along with appearances by Elvis Costello and David Wain) about the high stakes world of celebrity scandal from acclaimed filmmaker Tom DiCillo, the writer/director of ''Living in Oblivion'', presented for the first time in this never before seen Director's Cut.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • NEW! Director's Cut Commentary from Director Tom DiCillo
  • NEW! Introduction to the new Director's Cut by Tom DiCillo (HD)
  • Original Theatrical Cut of ''Delirious'' with Optional Director's Commentary (SD, 107 mins)
  • 'Stalking Delirious' making of featurette (SD)
  • 3 Promotional Shorts: ''Casting Michael Pitt'', ''Steve Buscemi is Pissed'' and ''The Gina Gershon Sex Tape'' (SD)
  • Alison Lohman Music Video: 'Shove It' (SD)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
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    Shopping: Circus of Horrors...

    1960 UK horror drama by Sidney Hayers, BBFC cuts from 1960 still persist, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here18th October 2020

    Circus of Horrors is a 1960 UK horror drama by Sidney Hayers.
    Starring Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg and Yvonne Monlaur. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. The same cut version has been distributed ever since and was 15 rated for UK home video.

    From IMDb:

    • A shot of the thrown knife hitting Magda in the neck was filmed but cut by the distributors in post-production upon BBFC request.
    • Despite the film's brutal theme the only UK censor cuts to the finished print was the removal of visible topless female nudity during two of the sideshow scenes.
    Cut footage has never resurfaced in any print of the film and may no longer exist
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong violence:
    • 2020 Studiocanal R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter, deformed by bombs from the war. Later he becomes the owner of the circus, and continues transforming disfigured women into the beautiful stars of his show.

     

     

    Shopping: Friday the 13th Collection...

    film set by Adam Marcus, Sean Cunningham just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here17th October 2020
    Friday the 13th Collection is a film set by Adam Marcus, Sean Cunningham...
    Starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Amy Steel.
    There is a rich history of censorship for this series.

    See cuts details from melonfarmers.co.uk

    US: Contains MPAA R rated and Unrated versions:
    • 2020 SHOUT! FACTORY Friday the 13th Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th October 2020

    Friday the 13th is a 1980 US slasher by Sean S Cunningham.
    With Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Jeannine Taylor. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb

    Exists as an uncut Unrated version and a cut R rated version. The cut version was passed 18 for UK 1980 cinema release. The uncut version was initially released on pre-cert VHS but was seized by police and the distributors reverted to the cut version until 1987. Uncut since 2003 on DVD and Blu-ray.

    Both the Theatrical and Unrated versions are included in this release.

    Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 US slasher by Steve Miner.
    With Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel and John Furey.
    BBFC link IMDb
    Cut by 48s for an MPAA R rating. The same cut version has been used for all UK and US release since. The 1983 UK VHS release was seized by the police during the video nasties moral panic.

    Gore scenes that were cut have been located but only on VHS quality. These have been presented as a disk extra but have not been reinserted into the film. So for the moment the cut Theatrical is still the best available version.

    The disk extras includes censored scenes "NEW Slashed Scenes -- The Long-awaited Uncut Gore Footage!"

    See the cut material in video from YouTube

    Friday the 13th Part 3 is a 1982 US horror film by Steve Miner.
    With Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage and Richard Brooker.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R Rating. This version was passed X for 1982 cinema release but further cuts were required by the BBFC for 1987 18 rated VHS. The BBFC video cuts were waived for 2001 18 rated DVD and 2009 15 rated Blu-ray and are the same as cut US R rated releases.

    This release includes the Theatrical version in 2D and in a new true 3D version.

    Friday the 13th The Final Chapter is a 1984 US horror film by Joseph Zito.
    With Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson and Kimberly Beck.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. The BBFC made further cuts for VHS, but the UK cinema release and DVDs are the R rated version.
    Friday the 13th A New Beginning i s a 1985 US slasher by Danny Steinmann.
    With Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd and Shavar Ross.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema release, further cut for VHS. BBFC cuts waived for DVD but still the cut US R rated version.
    Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI is a 1986 US slasher by Tom McLoughlin.
    With Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke and David Kagen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Heavily cut for a US R rating. The same version was passed 18 and later 15 without further BBFC cuts

    Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood is a 1988 US slasher by John Buechler.
    With Jennifer Banko, John Otrin and Susan Blu.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for cinema and VHS. BBFC cuts waived for DVD, but the MPAA cuts persist
    Friday the 13th Part 8 is a 1989 US slasher by Rob Hedden.
    With Jensen Daggett, Kane Hodder and Todd Caldecott.
    BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating. Further cut by the BBFC for VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for DVD, which is the same as the cut US version.
    Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday is a 1993 US slasher by Adam Marcus.
    With John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan and Kane Hodder. BBFC link IMDb

    There is a cut MPAA R rated Version and an uncut Unrated Version.

    Both versions are included in this release

    Jason X is a 2001 US Sci-Fi slasher film by James Isaac.
    With Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig and Lisa Ryder. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for an MPAA R rating. All releases are the same cut version

    Freddy vs. Jason is a 2003 Canada/US/Italy horror by Ronny Yu.
    With Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger and Kelly Rowland. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    All releases have been uncut

    Friday the 13th is a 2009 US slasher by Marcus Nispel.
    With Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears. BBFC link IMDb

    There's a cut R rated Theatrical Version and an uncut Killer Cut

    Both versions are included in this release.

    Promotional Material

    In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original and groundbreaking 1980 film Friday the 13th, Scream Factory®, the fan-driven entertainment brand devoted to all things horror, has announced the Friday the 13th Collection (Deluxe Edition) , to be released on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020. The 16-disc set is the definitive Blu-ray collection of one of the most influential horror franchises ever created and includes all 12 original films from Paramount Pictures and New Line Cinema.

    It also includes NEW and existing extras, a NEW collectible rigid slipcover with newly-commissioned art, a NEW 40-pg collectible essay booklet with archival still photography, and NEW 4K film transfers for Parts 1-4, with Part 3 in its original 3D presentation. Additionally, each film comes with a dedicated Blu-ray case featuring original theatrical artwork. A list of bonus features is below, with additional new extras to be announced at a later date.

    The 12 films included in this must-own set are Friday the 13th (1980), Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985), Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Jason X (2001), Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and Friday the 13th (Remake) (2009).

    The Friday the 13th Collection (Deluxe Edition) is limited to 13,000 pieces and is available for pre-order now.

    Bonus Features DISC ONE: FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) -- R-RATED THEATRICAL VERSION
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono -- English SDH
    • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • U. S. Theatrical Trailer
    • International Theatrical Trailer ( NEW To The Set)
    • TV Spot ( NEW To The Set)
    • S. Radio Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • K. Radio Spot ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Posters And Lobby Cards Gallery
    DISC TWO: FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) -- UNCUT VERSION
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW Restored Original Mono Track
    • Audio Commentary With Director Sean S. Cunningham, Screenwriter Victor Miller, Actresses Adrienne King And Betsy Palmer, Composer Harry Manfredini, Editor Bill Freda, And Assistant Editor Jay Keuper, Hosted By Peter M. Bracke
    • Fresh Cuts: New Tales From Friday The 13th
    • The Man Behind The Legacy: Sean S. Cunningham
    • Friday The 13th Reunion Panel
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 1
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    DISC THREE: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW Restored Mono Track
    • NEW Slashed Scenes -- The Long-awaited Uncut Gore Footage!
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Actress Amy Steel, Filmmaker Thommy Hutson, And Author Peter M. Bracke
    • NEW My Life With Ginny -- A Conversation With Actress Amy Steel, Moderated By Justin Beahm
    • Inside Crystal Lake Memories: The Book
    • Friday's Legacy: Horror Conventions
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 2
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
    • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Radio Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • TV Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Poster And Lobby Cards Gallery
    DISC FOUR: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 (1982)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative For Both The 2-D And 3-D Versions Of The Film
    • NEW Blu-Ray 3-D Version Of The Film (To Watch The 3D version, You Must Have A Fully Capable 3D TV And 3D Blu-ray Player)
    • NEW Restored Mono Track
    • Audio Commentary With Actors Larry Zerner, Paul Kratka, Richard Brooker, And Dana Kimmell
    • Fresh Cuts: 3-D Terror
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 3
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Radio Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Posters And Lobby Cards Gallery
    DISC FIVE: FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative
    • NEW Restored Mono Track
    • Audio Commentary With Director Joe Zito, Screenwriter Barney Cohen, And Editor Joel Goodman
    • Fan Audio Commentary By Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch
    • Slashed Scenes With Audio Commentary By Director Joseph Zito
    • Jason's Unlucky Day: 25 Years After Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter
    • The Lost Ending
    • Jimmy's Dead Dance Moves
    • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part I
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 4
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spot ( NEW To The Set)
    • Radio Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Posters And Lobby Cards Gallery
    DISC SIX: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING (1985)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW Restored Mono Track
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Melanie Kinnaman, Deborah Voorhees, Tiffany Helm, And Author Peter M. Bracke
    • NEW Fan Audio Commentary By Filmmakers Adam Green And Joe Lynch
    • Audio Commentary With Director/Co-screenwriter Danny Steinmann, Actors John Shepherd And Shavar Ross
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 5
    • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part II
    • New Beginnings: The Making Of Friday The 13th Part V
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Posters And Lobby Cards Gallery
    DISC SEVEN: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES (1986)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW Restored Stereo Track
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Thom Mathews, Vinny Gustaferro, Kerry Noonan, Cynthia Kania, CJ Graham, And Author Peter M. Bracke
    • NEW Fan Audio Commentary By Filmmakers Adam Green, Joe Lynch, And Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin
    • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin
    • Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin, Actor Vincent Guastaferro, And Editor Bruce Green
    • Lost Tales From Camp Blood -- Part 6
    • The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part III
    • Jason Lives: The Making Of Friday The 13th: Part VI
    • Meeting Mr. Voorhees -- Alternate Ending Storyboards
    • Slashed Scenes
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots ( NEW to the Set)
    • Still Gallery
    DISC EIGHT: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (1987)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW Restored Stereo Track
    • Audio Commentary With Director John Carl Buechler And Actor Kane Hodder
    • Audio Commentary With Director John Carl Buechler And actors Lar Park Lincoln And Kane Hodder
    • Jason's Destroyer: The Making Of Friday The 13th Part VII
    • Mind Over Matter: The Truth About Telekinesis
    • Makeover By Maddy: Need A Little Touch-Up Work, My A**
    • Slashed Scenes With Introduction
    • Vintage Fangoria Magazine Article (BD Rom -- NEW To The Set)
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spot ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Poster And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
    DISC NINE: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • Audio Commentary With Director Rob Hedden
    • Audio Commentary With Actors Scott Reeves, Jensen Daggett, And Kane Hodder
    • New York Has A New Problem: The Making Of Friday The 13th Part VIII -- Jason Takes Manhattan
    • Slashed Scenes
    • Gag Reel
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Poster And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
    DISC TEN: JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993) -- R-RATED THEATRICAL VERSION
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
    • NEW Introduction By Director Adam Marcus
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Poster And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
    • A Look At The Friday The 13 th Prop Museum Book
    DISC ELEVEN: JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993) -- UNCUT VERSION
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive With HD Inserts
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Adam Marcus And Author Peter Bracke
    • Audio Commentary With Director Adam Marcus And Screenwriter Dean Lorey
    • NEW Introduction By Director Adam Marcus
    • NEW The Gates of Hell -- An Interview With Director Adam Marcus
    • NEW Jason vs. Terminator -- Adam Marcus On Growing Up With The Cunninghams
    • NEW Über-Jason -- An Interview With Kane Hodder On Playing Jason
    • Additional TV Footage With NEW Optional Audio Commentary With Director Adam Marcus And Author Peter Bracke
    DISC TWELVE: JASON X (2002)
    • Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 5.1 -- English SDH
    • NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
    • Audio Commentary With Director Jim Isaac, Writer Todd Farmer, And Producer Noel Cunningham
    • NEW Introduction By Kane Hodder
    • NEW Audio Commentary With Writer Todd Farmer And Peter Bracke
    • NEW Outta Space: The Making Of JASON X -- Featuring Interviews With Producers Noel Cunningham And Sean S. Cunningham, Actor Kane Hodder, And writer Todd Farmer
    • NEW In Space No One Can Hear You Scream -- An Interview With Writer Todd Farmer
    • NEW Kristi Is A Headbanger -- An Interview With Actress Kristi Angus
    • NEW Jason Rebooted -- Sean S. Cunningham On Jason Goes To Hell And Jason X
    • The Many Lives Of Jason Voorhees -- A Documentary On The History Of Jason
    • By Any Means Necessary: The Making Of Jason X -- Making-Of/Production Documentary
    • Club Reel
    • Vintage Cast And Crew Interviews
    • Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Electronic Press Kit ( NEW To The Set) -- Cast And Crew Interviews And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spot ( NEW To The Set)
    • Movie Stills Gallery
    • Posters And Behind-The-Scenes Gallery
    DISC THIRTEEN: FREDDY VS. JASON (2003)
    • Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX -- English SDH
    • Audio Commentary With Director Ronny Yu, Actors Robert Englund And Ken Kirzinger
    • 21 Deleted/Alternate Scenes, Including The Original Opening And Ending With Optional Commentary By Director Ronny Yu And Executive Producer Douglas Curtis
    • Genesis: Development Hell
    • On Location: Springwood Revisited
    • On Location: Cabin Fever
    • Art Direction: Jason's Decorating Tips
    • Stunts: When Push Comes To Shove
    • Make-up Effects: Freddy's Beauty Secrets
    • Visual Effects Exploration
    • My Summer Vacation: A Visit to Camp Hackenslash
    • Pre-fight press conference At Bally's Casino in Las Vegas
    • Music Video: Ill Nino "How Can I Live"
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    DISC FOURTEEN: FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009) - R-RATED THEATRICAL CUT & UNRATED KILLER CUT
    • Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 -- English SDH
    • Terror Trivia Track With Picture-In-Picture Comments From The Cast And Crew
    • Hacking Back/Slashing Forward -- Remembering The Groundbreaking Original Movie
    • The Rebirth Of Jason Voorhees -- A Look At The Making Of Friday The 13th
    • Slashed Scenes
    • The Best 7 Kills
    DISC FIFTEEN: BONUS DISC ONE
    • NEW Crystal Lake Confidential -- An Interview With Producer/Director Sean S. Cunningham
    • NEW Machete Memories -- An Interview With Producer/Director Steve Miner
    • NEW Chicago To Connecticut: The Early Career Of Harry Manfredini -- An Interview With Composer Harry Manfredini
    • NEW The Magic Keyboard -- Harry Manfredini On Scoring Friday The 13th
    • NEW Blood Types -- An Interview With Actor Harry Crosby
    • NEW Once Speared, Twice Shy -- An Interview With Actor Bill Randolph
    • NEW Back To Camp: The Locations Of Friday The 13 th And Friday The 13 th Part 2 Hosted By Michael Gingold
    • NEW It Came From The Vaults -- An Interview With La-La Land Records' Matt Verboys And Michael V. Gerhard And Composer Harry Manfredini
    • NEW Finding Friday: On Location Of The Friday The 13 th Films
    • The Friday the 13 th Chronicles -- An 8-Part Featurette On The First 8 Films
    • Secrets Galore Behind The Gore -- A 3-Part Featurette On The Makeup Effects Of Part 1 , Part 4 And Part 7
    • Crystal Lake Victims Tell All!
    • Tales From The Cutting Room Floor
    • Friday The 13th Artifacts And Collectibles
    • Jason Forever -- Q&A With Ari Lehman, Warrington Gillette, C.J. Graham, And Kane Hodder
    • Legacy Of The Mask
    • Slasher Films: Going For The Jugular
    • The Friday The 13 th Playing Cards Still Gallery
    • Easter Eggs
    DISC SIXTEEN: BONUS DISC TWO
    • Music Video: Alice Cooper The Man Behind the Mask
    • NEW Alice Lives: Alice Cooper And Friday The 13 th Part VI -- A Look At The Music Video The Man Behind The Mask Featuring Interviews With Alice Cooper And Director Jeffrey Abelson
    • NEW Legends Never Die -- Tom McLoughlin At The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
    • NEW Life, Death And Jason Voorhees -- An interview With Director Tom McLoughlin
    • NEW The Road To Crystal Lake -- An Interview With Producer Sean S. Cunningham
    • NEW Faceless Evil -- Sean S. Cunningham And Jason
    • NEW Jason Was Here: Friday The 13 th Part 3 -- 6 Locations Then and Now
    • Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed (2014) -- Including Interviews With Adrienne King And Melanie Kinnaman (80 Minutes)
    • Slice And Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2013) -- Including Interviews With Corey Feldman And John Carl Buechler (78 minutes)
    • Trailer Reel -- All 12 Friday The 13th Trailers In A Row
    • Freddy Vs. Jason Storyboards And Production Galleries
    • Friday The 13 th (2009) Teaser Trailer
    • Friday The 13 th (2009) Theatrical Trailer
    • Friday The 13 th (2009) TV Spots
    • Friday The 13 th (2009) Electronic Press Kit -- Interviews With Cast And Crew, Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    • Friday The 13 th Series Newspaper Ad Still Gallery -- Vintage Newspaper Ads For All 12 Films
    • Easter Egg

     

     

    Shopping: Saw 2...

    2005 USA / Canada horror by Darren Lynn Bousman, once cut in the US, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here16th October 2020

    Saw II is a 2005 USA / Canada horror by Darren Lynn Bousman.
    Starring Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell and Franky G. Youtube linkBBFC link IMDb

    The Theatrical version was cut for a US R rating. The uncut version was released on UK DVD and is Unrated in the US.

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence for:
    • 2020 Lionsgate Home Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020
    • 2020 Lionsgate Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Jigsaw is back. The brilliant, disturbed mastermind returns for another round of horrifying life-or-death games. When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight more of his victims are already fighting for their lives and now it's time for Matthews to join the game...

     

     

    Shopping: American Horror Project Vol 1...

    Film set just released on UK Blu-ray in a cheaper edition that includes the video nasty The Witch who Came from the Sea


    Link Here15th October 2020

    American Horror Project Vol 1 is a film set

    The Witch who Came from the Sea was briefly banned as a video nasty. The other films have not troubled censors.
    UK: Passed with an aggregate 18 rating:
    • 2020 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020

    The Witch who Came from the Sea is a 1976 US horror by Matt Cimber.
    With Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman and Vanessa Brown. BBFC link IMDb

    Always uncut but briefly banned as a video nasty in 1984. Passed 18 uncut for 2006 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Everyone knows the classic American horror films. Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street, to name but a few. But we want to tell you a different story: a story of the unsung heroes of stars-and-stripes terror, films that have remained on the fringes of the genre either through lack of availability or else sheer obscurity. This is where American Horror Project comes in.

    Volume One of this series presents three tales of violence and madness from the 1970s.

    Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (Christopher Speeth, 1973) sees a family arrive at a creepy, dilapidated fairground in search of their missing son, only to find themselves at the mercy of cannibalistic ghouls lurking beneath the park.

    Meanwhile, The Witch Who Came from the Sea (Matt Cimber, 1976), stars Millie Perkins (The Diary of Anne Frank) as a young woman whose bizarre and violent fantasies start to bleed into reality literally.

    Lastly, every parent s worst nightmare comes true in The Premonition (Robert Allen Schnitzer, 1976), a tale of psychic terror in which five-year-old Janie is snatched away by a strange woman claiming to be her long-lost mother.

    Remastered from the best surviving elements and contextualised with extensive supplementary material, American Horror Project proudly presents an alternative history of American horror and film heritage.

    3-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 2K restorations of the three features
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono 1.0 audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newlycommissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
  • MALATESTA S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD
  • Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower
  • Audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
  • The Secrets of Malatesta an interview with director Christopher Speeth
  • Crimson Speak an interview with writer Werner Liepolt
  • Malatesta s Underground art directors Richard Strange and Alan Johnson discuss the weird, mysterious world of Malatesta s underground
  • Outtakes
  • Draft script (BD-ROM content)
  • Stills gallery
  • THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA
  • Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower
  • Audio commentary with director Matt Cimber, actress Millie Perkins and director of photography Dean Cundey
  • Tides and Nightmares making-of documentary featuring interviews with Cimber, Parkins, Cundey and actor John Goff
  • A Maiden s Voyage archive featurette comprising interviews with Cimber, Perkins and Cundey
  • Lost at Sea director Matt Cimber reflects on his notorious cult classic
  • THE PREMONITION
  • Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower
  • Isolated score
  • Audio commentary with director-producer Robert Allen Schnitzer
  • Pictures from a Premonition making-of documentary featuring interviews Schnitzer, composer Henry Mollicone and cinematographer Victor Milt
  • Archive Interview with star Richard Lynch
  • Three Robert Allen Schnitzer short films: Vernal Equinox , Terminal Point and A Rumbling in the Land
  • 4 Peace Spots
  • Trailers and TV spots
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    Shopping: Beyond The Door...

    1974 Italy horror by Ovidio G Assonitis and Robert Barrett just released on UK Blu-ray in a cheaper edition with the uncut Export Version


    Link Here15th October 2020

    Beyond the Door is a 1974 Italy horror by Ovidio G Assonitis (as O Hellman) and Robert Barrett (as R Barrett).
    Starring Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson and Gabriele Lavia. BBFC link IMDb

    Generally released in an uncut Export Version but the film was shortened in the US for its theatrical release.

    The film was shortened in the US after Warner Brothers won a law suit claiming that the film infringed Warner's copyrights over its film The Exorcist. Beyond the Door was shortened to remove the infringing content.

    UK: Passed Suitable for 15 years and over uncut for:
    • 2020 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    Legendary filmmaker Ovidio G. Assonitis, whose Tentacles and Piranha II sought to cash in on the killer fish craze spawned by Jaws, first hit pay dirt in 1974 with Beyond the Door a gloriously bonkers riff on The Exorcist featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Juliet Mills and distinguished British actor Richard Johnson.

    Set against the backdrop of San Francisco, Beyond the Door stars Mills as Jessica Barrett, a young mother who starts to develop strange behaviors whilst pregnant with her third child. Before you can say split pea soup, Jessica is displaying signs of full-blown demonic possession complete with projectile vomiting and fully-rotating head! Could it be that she s carrying the child of the Antichrist himself?

    Described as disgusting, scary trash and maddeningly inappropriate by film critic Roger Ebert and subject to a lawsuit by Warner Bros. (who claimed copyright infringement against a certain William Friedkin film), the devilish denizens at Arrow Video have summoned up this wickedly entertaining popcorn spiller fit for Satan himself!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • 2K restoration of the Uncut English Export Version, released as The Devil Within Her (108 mins)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Archival audio commentary with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis and Euro-horror historian Nathaniel Thompson, moderated by Lee Christian
  • Archival audio commentary with star Juliet Mills and filmmaker Scott Spiegel, moderated by film scholar Darren Gross and Lee Christian
  • Archival introduction with Juliet Mills and Lee Christian
  • The Devil and Me an interview with director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis
  • Barrett s Hell an interview with writer/ cinematographer Roberto D Ettorre Piazzoli
  • Beyond the Music an interview with composer Franco Micalizzi
  • The Devil s Face an interview with camera operator Maurizio Maggi
  • Motels and Devils an audio interview with actor Gabriele Lavia
  • Beyond the Door: 35 Years Later archival featurette including interviews with Ovidio G. Assonitis, Juliet Mills, star Richard Johnson and writer Alex Rebar
  • Richard Johnson: An Englishman in Italy archival featurette
  • Alternate opening titles
  • Trailers, TV and Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach
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    Shopping: Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection...

    Film set by Walerian Borowczyk just released on UK Blu-ray, with The Beast having been once banned


    Link Here 14th October 2020

    Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection is a film set by Walerian Borowczyk

    The beast was originally banned by the BBFC.

    UK: Passed Suitable for 18 years and over uncut for:
    • 2020 Arrow Academy Camera Obscura (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 12th October 2020
    The Beast (La Bête) is a 1975 French erotic fantasy by Walerian Borowczyk.
    With Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel and Elisabeth Kaza.
    YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Originally banned by the BBFC. A pre-cut version was then passed X by the GLC. The BBFC allowed a pre-cut video release in 1988 and finally passed the film uncut in 2001. There are now 2 uncut versions A shortened Director's Cut and a less liked Complete Version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: La bete

    Promotional Material

    This ground-breaking collection brings together Walerian Borowczyk s key films from a twenty-five-year period stretching from 1959 through to 1984. This unique release includes five of Borowczyk s provocative feature films: Theatre de Monsieur et Madame Kabal, Goto, l ile d amour, Blanche, Contes Immoraux and La Bête as well as his ground-breaking short films from this period, in digital high definition restorations approved by the director s widow, Ligia Branice.

    In addition to exclusive documentaries featuring cast and crew, an hour long portrait of Borowczyk is included, featuring the director s musings on painting, animation and sex. Arrow Academy s Walerian Borowczyk Collection is a vital addition to the collection of anyone interested in either world cinema, animation or experimental film.

    5-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • HD restorations of the five features
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono 1.0 audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves featuring Borowczyk s original poster designs and artwork
     
  • THEATRE OF MR AND MRS KABAL
  • The short films Astronauts (1959), The Concert (1962), Grandmother s Encyclopaedia (1963), Renaissance (1963), Angels Games (1964), Joachim s Dictionary (1965), Rosalie (1966), Gavotte (1967), Diptych (1967), The Phonograph (1969), The Greatest Love of All Time (1978) and Scherzo Infernal (1984)
  • Introduction by filmmaker and animator Terry Gilliam
  • Film is Not a Sausage, a documentary about Borowczyk s animated work featuring Borowczyk, producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant André Heinrich and composer Bernard Parmegiani
  • Blow Ups, a visual essay by Daniel Bird about Borowczyk s works on paper
  • Commercials by Walerian Borowczyk: Holy Smoke (1963), The Museum (1964) and Tom Thumb (1966)
     
  • GOTO, ISLE OF LOVE
  • Introduction by artist and Turner Prize nominee Craigie Horsfield
  • The Concentration Universe, a new interview programme featuring actor Jean-Pierre Andréani, cameraman Noël Véry and camera assistant Jean-Pierre Platel
  • The Profligate Door, a new documentary about Borowczyk s sound sculptures featuring curator Maurice Corbet
     
  • BLANCHE
  • Introduction by Schalcken the Painter director Leslie Megahey
  • Ballad of Imprisonment, a documentary about the film featuring producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant director André Heinrich, camera operator Noël Véry and assistant Patrice Leconte
  • Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Walerian Borowczyk, a newly edited archival interview in which Borowczyk discusses painting, cinema and sex
  • Gunpoint, a documentary short by Peter Graham produced and edited by Borowczyk
     
  • IMMORAL TALES
  • Introduction by Borowczyk expert Daniel Bird
  • Love Reveals Itself, a video essay about the film featuring production manager Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin and cinematographer Noël Véry
  • Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Valerian Borowczyk, a newly edited archival interview in which the filmmaker discusses painting, cinema and sex
  • Blow Ups, a visual essay by Daniel Bird about Borowczyk s works on paper
  • Theatrical trailer
     
  • THE BEAST
  • An introduction by film critic Peter Bradshaw
  • Borowczyk s erotic short film Venus on the Half-Shell (1975)
  • The Making of the Beast, an hour-long documentary with rare on-set footage, narrated by cameraman Noël Véry
  • Frenzy of Ecstasy, a visual essay about The Beast s design and the film s unmade sequel
  • Original theatrical trailer
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    Shopping: The Crow...

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


    Link Here13th October 2020

    The Crow is a 1994 USA action fantasy by Alex Proyas.
    With Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott and Rochelle Davis. BBFC link 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

    Visually stunning and action-packed, this hit movie, based on the comic book series, follows the return from the grave of a young rock guitarist who, along with his fiancée, is brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals. Exactly one year after his death, watched over by a hypnotic crow, he rises to seek revenge. Now, the search is on for a evil crime lord and his band of thugs, who must answer for their crimes. Featuring the final, and critically acclaimed film performance of Brandon Lee.

     

     

    Shopping: P.J...

    1968 USA action mystery drama by John Guillermin, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here12th October 2020

    P.J. (aka New Face in Hell) is a 1968 USA action mystery drama by John Guillermin.
    Starring George Peppard, Raymond Burr and Gayle Hunnicutt. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1968 and cut again for an 'AA' rated release in 1970. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 6th October 2020
    • 2020 KL Studio Classics R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 6th October 2020

    Promotional Material

    From John Guillermin, the outstanding director of The Blue Max, The Bridge at Remagen, Skyjacked, The Towering Inferno, King Kong and Death on the Nile, comes this thrilling mystery in the tradition of Harper and The Long Goodbye. Down-on-his-luck New York private eye P.J. Detweiler (George Peppard, Newman's Law) takes a bodyguard job to protect Maureen Preble (Gayle Hunnicutt, Marlowe), the mistress of shady millionaire William Orbison (Raymond Burr, Rear Window). P.J. gets in over his head after Orbison's business partner is gunned down and he's framed for the murder. It becomes clear to P.J. that he's been set up and after his release by the authorities, he makes it back to New York to confront the masterminds of the plot. Beautifully shot in CinemaScope by Loyal Griggs (Shane) with a memorably jazzy score by Neal Hefti (Duel at Diablo). The wonderful supporting cast includes Brock Peters (Framed), Wilfrid Hyde-White (The Third Man), Coleen Gray (Kiss of Death), Susan Saint James (Love at First Bite) and Anthony James (High Plains Drifter).

    Special Features:
    -Brand New 2K Master
    -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
    -Theatrical Trailer
    -Optional English Subtitles

     

     

    Big guns vs big tech...

    EU arms up against US internet giants


    Link Here12th October 2020
    Full story: Internet Censorship in EU...EU introduces swathes of internet censorship law
    The European Commission is beefing up its weapons to take on Big Tech.

    Under Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, the commission is planning to merge two major legislative initiatives on competition into a single text.

    One is the so-called New Competition Tool, a market investigation tool that would allow competition enforcers to act more swiftly and forcefully. The other is a part of the Digital Services Act , a new set of rules due to be unveiled in December for companies like Google, Apple and Amazon. Combined, the new powers would be known as the Digital Markets Act.

    The act will include a list of do's and don'ts for so-called gatekeeping platforms -- or those who are indispensable for other companies to reach consumers online -- to curb what it sees as anti-competitive behavior.




     

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