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Shopping: Terminator 2: Judgment Day...

1991 US Sci-Fi action film by James Cameron just released on US 4k Blu-ray


Link Here 22nd July 2018
Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a 1991 US Sci-Fi action film by James Cameron
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 LIONSGATE Limited Edition [Theatrical + Special Edition + Extended Version] (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th July 2018
Versions and BBFC Censorship
Cut by the BBFC for 15 rated cinema and VHS release. Uncut and 18 rated on 1992 Laserdisc. Uncut and 15 rated since 2001. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. Exists as a Theatrical Version, a Special Edition/Director's Cut and an Extended Special Edition.

See version details at Cutting Edge Episode 7 Terminator 2: Censors called to account

Promotional Material

AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED ONE-TIME RUN ONLY

6,000 life-sized EndoArm units available in the U.S.A. - once these are gone, they are gone forever!!

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the Terminator in this explosive action-adventure spectacle. Now he's one of the good guys, sent back in time to protect John Connor, the boy destined to lead the freedom fighters of the future. Linda Hamilton reprises her role as Sarah Connor, John's mother, a quintessential survivor who has been institutionalized for her warning of the nuclear holocaust she knows is inevitable. Together, the threesome must find a way to stop the ultimate enemy: the T-1000, the most lethal Terminator ever created. Co-written, produced, and directed by James Cameron (THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS, TITANIC), this visual tour de force is also a touching human story of survival.

Includes:

  • Life-sized EndoArm encased in hard acrylic dome on an uniquely number stand including James Cameron's signature
  • 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of the theatrical film
  • New Blu-ray disc fully loaded with special features
  • Brand-new 55-minute documentary featuring James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, and more
  • Deleted scenes with audio commentary
  • 3 versions of the film
  • 2 commentaries and more! --Lionsgate

 

 

Shopping: Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare...

2018 USA horror thriller by Jeff Wadlow, Director's Cut just released on US DVD and Blu-ray


Link Here 21st July 2018
Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare is a 2018 USA horror thriller by Jeff Wadlow.
Starring Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey and Violett Beane. BBFC link IMDb

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2018 Universal [Theatrical + Extended Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th July 2018
  • 2018 Universal [Theatrical + Extended Version] R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 17th July 2018
US Censorship History
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a Director's Cut.

Promotional Material

Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out). A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone -- or something -- begins to punish those who tell a lie -- or refuse the dare...

 

 

Shopping: The Nude Vampire...

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


Link Here 20th July 2018

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

UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:

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

Promotional Material

A surreal blend of horror, espionage, and erotica, The Nude Vampire follows the son of a wealthy businessman as he is lured into a secret cult that is conducting experiments on a captive mute female vampire.

 

 

Shopping: The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean...

1972 USA comedy western romance by John Huston, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 19th July 2018
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 USA comedy western romance by John Huston.
Starring Paul Newman, Ava Gardner and Roy Jenson. BBFC link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

  • 2018 Warner Archives R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 17th July 2018
UK Censorship History
BBFC Category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1972. Uncut and 15 rated on home video.

Promotional Material

Vinegaroon law goes like this. Penalty for stealing whiskey: hanging. Penalty for not cutting the judge in on a bank heist: hanging. Penalty for speaking ill of New York actress Lillie Langtry: shooting. Then hanging. Paul Newman joins director John Huston, screenwriter John Milius and a cast of superb sidewinders to turn the real-life Wild West into a tall tale of a Wilder West. Newman tackles with gusto the title role, a self-made man who proclaims himself the law west of the Pecos, writes admiring letters to Langry (Ava Gardner) and rides into gun-blazing glory whooping “For Texas and Miss Langtry!” Prepare yourself for some colorful adventures. Because these bright talents cast long shadows.

 

 

More cinema films...

The BBFC publishes its latest Annual Report covering 2017


Link Here 19th July 2018

BBFC launches its Annual Report & Accounts 2017

  • 82% more films were classified for cinema in 2017 compared to 2007.
  • Video on demand continues to receive more BBFC age ratings than any other format
  • In 2017 the BBFC gave 378 films a 12A age rating, the most ever at the 12A category

In 2017 the BBFC age rated 1,048 films for cinema release, representing an 82% growth in films classified compared to 2007. With a total of 378 titles, there were more films with a 12A age rating in 2017 than ever before. However 15 remains the most common age rating with 392 theatrical classifications last year. Every film classified by the BBFC comes with detailed BBFCinsight information to help people make informed viewing choices for themselves and their family. BBFCinsight is available on bbfc.co.uk and the BBFC's free apps for tablet and mobile devices.

Although cinema is as popular as ever, digital content continues to grow, with submissions increasing by 25.3% since 2016, with just under 160,000 minutes of digital content classified in 2017.

David Austin, BBFC Chief Executive, said: Our aim is to support children and families to make viewing decisions that are right for them whenever, whatever and however they are watching, be it cinema, Blu-ray or DVD, or Video on Demand (VOD). Going forward we will continue to carry out research to ensure that our standards are in line with what people across the UK believe and expect. In February 2018 the Government designated the BBFC with new responsibilities as the age-verification regulator for online commercial pornography, under Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017. This is due to our acknowledged expertise in assessing and classifying content, including pornographic content, and our longstanding experience of online regulation. The new legislation is an important step in making the internet safer for children.

In addition to providing the latest age rating information on our websites, twitter account and free app, the BBFC continues to publish resources for children, teachers and older learners including a regular podcast, a children's website (www.cbbfc.co.uk), case studies and classroom posters.

In 2017 the BBFC's education team held 137 teaching sessions speaking to over 8,000 people across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Sessions focussed on BBFC age ratings, our history and our current work including in the online space. The BBFC education and outreach work aims to help children and young people choose well when selecting viewing material online, at home and in the cinema.

 

 

Shopping: The Walking Dead...

2017 US TV horror fantasy by Michael E Satrazemis, John Polson, Michael Slovis set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 24th September 2018 with 6 extended episodes


Link Here 18th July 2018
The Walking Dead is a 2017 US TV horror fantasy by Michael E Satrazemis, John Polson, Michael Slovis...
Starring Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride. BBFC link IMDb

UK: Passed with an aggregate 18 uncut for:

  • 2018 Entertainment One [Original + Extended Episodes] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2018
  • 2018 Entertainment One [maybe original episodes only] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 24th September 2018

Versions

Season 8 has extended episodes for 5,6,8,14,15,16.

Previous releases have the extended versions on Blu-ray only but this is not confirmed for this release

The BBFC lists the following extended episodes:

  • Extended Episode 5 - The Big Scary U (53:01s cf 49:41s)
  • Extended Episode 6 - The King The Widow A Nd Rick (44:21s cf 43:30s)
  • Extended Episode 8 - How It's Gotta Be (60:10s cf 59:46s)
  • Extended Episode 14 - Still Gotta Mean Something (52:47s cf 49:06s)
  • Extended Episode 15 - Worth (55:31s cf 49:33s)
  • Extended Episode 16 - Wrath (49:46s cf 46:04s)

 

 

Shopping: The Equalizer...

2014 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua, cut in the UK, just released on US 4k Blu-ray


Link Here 18th July 2018
The Equalizer is a 2014 USA action crime thriller by Antoine Fuqua.
Starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas and Chlo Grace Moretz. Youtube link IMDb

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

  • 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment R0 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th July 2018
UK Censorship History
BBFC advised category cuts for a 15 rated 2014 cinema and home video release. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

McCall (Denzel Washington) has put his mysterious past behind him and is dedicated to living a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

 

 

Shopping: Lisa And The Devil...

Lisa and the Devil is a 1974 horror by Mario Bava, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here 16th July 2018
Lisa and the Devil is a 1974 Italy/West Germany/Spain horror by Mario Bava and Alfredo Leone.
With Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

UK: The Original Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore and sex
UK: The House of Exorcism was passed 18 uncut for strong violence, sex, very strong language

  • 2018 Arrow [Original + House of Exorcism] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th July 2018
UK Censorship History
The Original Version is Lisa and the Devil. Later the film was significantly re-edited into The House of Exorcism which was cut by the BBFC for cinema release. Uncut on UK home video and uncut in the US.

Promotional Material

EVERY CORNER OF THE SOUL IS LOST TO THE ICY CLUTCH OF THE SUPERNATURAL!

From the father of Italian Horror Mario Bava (Black Sunday, The Whip and the Body) comes a tale of nightmarish surrealism and supernatural suspense.

Lisa (Elke Sommer) - an American tourist travelling in Spain - loses her tour party and seeks refuge in the tumbledown mansion of a blind countess after being guided there by the distinctly satanic butler of the house, Leandro (Telly Savalas Horror Express, Kojak). The Son of the Countess notices Lisa s striking resemblance to his dead lover and pursues her as a night of murder, strange eroticism and dark hallucinations begins.

Re-cut in the US to cash in on the popularity of William Friedkin s The Exorcist and released as The House of Exorcism (included in this special edition) the original Lisa and the Devil is Bava at his abstract and delirious best, delivering a 70s horror classic and a masterclass in cinema as feverish nightmare.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of both versions of the film: Lisa and the Devil and The House of Exorcism producer s cut
  • Optional English and Italian audio on Lisa and the Devil
  • English SDH subtitles on both features and a new English subtitle translation of the Italian Audio of Lisa and the Devil
  • Audio Commentary on Lisa and the Devil by Bava biographer and expert Tim Lucas
  • Audio Commentary on The House of Exorcism by producer Alfredo Leone and star Elke Sommer
  • Introductions to both films by author and critic Alan Jones
  • The Exorcism of Lisa Assistant Director Lamberto Bava, screenwriter Roberto Natale, Roy Bava and Alberto Pezzotta discuss the making of both versions of the film
  • Deleted Scene
  • Original trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
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    Shopping: Deadtime Stories...

    1986 USA comedy horror by Jeffrey Delman set for UK Blu-ray release on 27th August 2018 probably still in a cut version


    Link Here 15th July 2018
    Deadtime Stories is a 1986 USA comedy horror by Jeffrey Delman.
    Starring Scott Valentine, Nicole Picard and Matt Mitler. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Probably the cut UK version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:

    • 2018 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th August 2018

    The BBFC did not provide a short Insight statement. This typically means that the BBFC did not reassess the rating and reissued an old rating. To do this the latest submission must be the same as the old version submitted previously.

    Censorship History

    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Presumably the same version is 18 rated for 2018 Blu-ray. Also cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The film has yet to be released uncut.

    Promotional Material

    In the creepy compendium style of CREEPSHOW (1982) comes DEADTIME STORIES (1986) a collection of stories with teeth and torment that are sure to send chills down the spines of viewers even today! A sleazy and shocking pack of splatter fairy tales - this contemporary spin on the likes of "Little Red Riding Hood" has gore aplenty, a sick sense of humour and enough splattered limbs to make for essential late night viewing. Directed by genre veteran Jeffrey Delman and packed full of plastic fantastic charms, 88 Films is enthusiastic about keeping you up at night with this perfectly resto

     

     

    Shopping: Alice Sweet Alice...

    1976 USA horror mystery thriller by Alfred Sole, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 15th July 2018
    Alice Sweet Alice is a 1976 USA horror mystery thriller by Alfred Sole.
    With Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton and Paula E Sheppard. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence and horror for:

    • 2018 88 Films (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th July 2018
    UK Censorship History
    Uncut for 1977 cinema release. Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty in 1998 and 2003. Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC in 2014.

    Promotional Material

    When ten-year-old Karen (Brooke Shields in her first screen appearance) is killed in church on the occasion of her first communion, her seemingly innocent older sister Alice (Paula Sheppard) becomes the prime suspect. Matters become complicated as more of Alice s family members are attacked, along with residents of her apartment building. Can a twelve-year-old girl be capable of such mayhem, or is someone else with a vicious plan destroying her family?

     

     

    Shopping: Red Sparrow...

    2018 USA mystery thriller by Francis Lawrence just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with BBFC category cuts


    Link Here 14th July 2018
    Red Sparrow is a 2018 USA mystery thriller by Francis Lawrence.
    Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Mary-Louise Parker. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 for strong bloody violence, gore, sexual violence, sex, very strong language after BBFC advised category cuts for:

    • 2018 20th Century Fox RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th July 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th July 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox R2 DVD at US Amazon released on 9th July 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon
    UK Censorship
    The film was cut in the UK for 15 rated cinema release and home video.

    The BBFC commented:

    • This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised the film was likely to be classified 18 but that their preferred 15 could be achieved by making reductions in one scene of strong sadistic violence (a garroting). When the film was submitted for formal classification appropriate reductions had been made in that scene and the film was classified 15.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2018 20th Century Fox (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 22nd May 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 22nd May 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 22nd May 2018
    • 2018 20th Century Fox VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton star in this thriller based on the novel by Jason Matthews. Russian agent Dominika Egorova (Lawrence) was forced to enrol at Sparrow School, where she and many other agents were taught to use their bodies to seduce and deceive their enemy. Now one of the best in the business, Dominika is assigned her latest victim: CIA officer Nate Nash (Edgerton).
    Additional Material:
    • Red Sparrow - a New Cold War: Origination & Adaptation [Additional Material]
    • Red Sparrow - Agents Provocateurs: The Ensemble Cast [Additional Material]
    • Red Sparrow - a Puzzle of Need: Post-production [Additional Material]
    • Red Sparrow [Additional Material, Audio Commentary With Director Francis Lawrence]
    • Red Sparrow - Deleted Scenes [Additional Material]
    • Red Sparrow - Heart of the Tempest: On Location [Additional Material]
    • Red Sparrow - Tradecraft: Visual Authenticity [Additional Material]
    • Red Sparrow - Deleted Scenes With Commentary [Additional Material, Audio Commentary]
    • Red Sparrow - Welcome To Sparrow School: Ballet & Stunts [Additional Material]

     

     

    Shopping: The Boondock Saints...

    1999 USA / Canada action crime thriller by Troy Duffy, once cut for the MPAA, just released uncut on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 13th July 2018
    The Boondock Saints is a 1999 USA / Canada action crime thriller by Troy Duffy.
    Starring Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was previously passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2018 Arrow Video (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 9th July 2018

    Reviews

    US Censorship History
    The film was cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. Both the cut and uncut version have been passed 18 in the UK for 2001/2202 DVD.

    Promotional Material

    THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE.

    Boston, Massachusetts. Home of clam chowder, the Red Sox and Harvard. Home, too, to some of the roughest, toughest criminals ever to walk the streets. When the bungling McManus brothers, Conner (Sean Patrick Flanery, Saw 3D) and Murphy (Norman Reedus, The Walking Dead), inadvertently end up taking out a pair of Russian Mafiosi, they realise they ve found their calling and embark on a mission to cleanse their city of criminals, inspired by the tactics of on-screen vigilantes like Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson. But their vigilante antics soon attract the attention of Paul Smecker (Willem Dafoe, To Live and Die in LA), an FBI agent with his own unique approach to fighting crime, setting the stage for an epic confrontation that will redefine the words truth and justice .

    Released in early 2000 in the wake of the infamous Columbine High School massacre, writer/director Troy Duffy s tale of ultra-violent vigilantism was all but buried during its brief theatrical run but went on to enjoy a second wind on home video and has since attained cult status. With its irreverent humour and unflinching portrayal of violence, The Boondock Saints offers its own distinctive take on the seedy world of organised crime.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the director s cut of the film
  • Original 5.1 lossless English audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer/director Troy Duffy
  • Audio commentary by actor Billy Connolly
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kieran Fisher
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    Shopping: The Born Losers...

    1967 USA action thriller by Tom Laughlin, banned and later cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 12th July 2018
    The Born Losers is a 1967 USA action thriller by Tom Laughlin (as TC Frank).
    Starring Tom Laughlin, Elizabeth James and Jeremy Slate. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    • 2018 Shout Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th July 2018
    World Censorship History
    Banned by the BBFC for 1969 cinema release. A shortened re-release was passed X without BBFC cuts for 1975 cinema release. The BBFC required cuts for the 18 rated full length 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US. Cinema releases were also banned in New Zealand and Sweden.

    Summary Notes

    A malicious motorcycle gang harasses the residents of a small California town, intimidating most residents to not report them to the police. Among the gang's crimes is the rape of four young women. As the gang attempts to threaten the women into not testifying at the indictment hearing, one of the women, Vicki, comes under the protection of Billy Jack, who has also had several altercations with the gang. The gang escalates their pressure on both Vicki and Billy Jack to keep her out of the courtroom.

     

     

    Shopping: Who Can Kill a Child?...

    1976 Spain horror mystery by Narciso Ibez Serrador just released on US Blu-ray, a maybe video nasty


    Link Here 11th July 2018
    Who Can Kill a Child? (aka Island of the Damned) is a 1976 Spain horror mystery by Narciso Ibez Serrador.
    Starring Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome and Antonio Iranzo. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Mondo Macabro [Uncut Version + Island of Death] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th July 2018

    Reviews

    UK Censorship History
    Passed X uncut for UK cinema release in 1976, and for 18 rated DVD in 2011. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Not an official video nasty. But there is a theory that a briefly listed Island of Death was in fact this title rather than the 'officially' assumed Nico Mastorakis' Island of Death. The title Island of Death appeared on the video nasty list in November 1983 but was dropped in the next issue. There is no way that the nastier Mastorakis Island of Death could ever have been dropped from the list.

    Promotional Material

    Mondo Macabro Presents Who Can Kill a Child - One of the most terrifying films ever made!

    An English tourist couple rent a boat to visit the island of Almanzora, just off the southern Spanish coast. When they arrive, they find the island apparently empty of adults. There are only children, who don't speak but just stare at the strangers with eerie smiles on their faces. The English couple soon discovers that all the island s children have been possessed by a mysterious force, a kind of madness which they can pass from one to another, and which makes them attack and murder their elders, who can't defend themselves because, of course, nobody can kill a child

    The film was highly controversial on its original release in the 1970s and was heavily cut in most countries. This Blu-ray presents the full version of the film but also includes the shorter ISLAND OF DEATH release, which does not have the opening documentary footage. The film influenced many subsequent books and movies, including CHILDREN OF THE CORN and was remade in 2012 under the title COME OUT AND PLAY. The version on this Blu-ray is the definitive release of what has come to be recognized as a classic of world horror.

    Special Features:

    Brand new 4k transfer from film negative
    Version Espaola - documentary about the film
    Interview with cinematographer Jos Luis Alcaine
    Interview with director Narciso Ibez Serrador
    Kim Newman on Killer Kids
    Audio commentary by Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
    Alternate Island of Death title sequence
    English/Spanish audio choice
    Alternate US audio dub
    Original trailer and radio spots
    Newly created English subtitles
    Mondo Macabro previews

     

     

    Shopping: Woody Woodpecker...

    2017 USA children's animation comedy by Alex Zamm set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 30th July 2018 with BBFC category cuts


    Link Here 7th July 2018
    Woody Woodpecker is a 2017 USA children's animation comedy by Alex Zamm.
    Starring Timothy Omundson, Thaila Ayala and Eric Bauza. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed PG for mild violence after 58s of BBFC category cuts for:

    • 2018 Spirit Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th July 2018
    • 2018 Spirit Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 30th July 2018
    The BBFC commented:
    • Cut required to remove a scene of dangerous imitable behaviour (in this case, sight of a character playing with gas). The cut has been made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 12 was available.

    Promotional Material

    Woody Woodpecker is back with his signature laugh, wacky antics and wisecracks in this first ever live-action/animated film. Woody must protect his forest home from Lance Walters (Timothy Omundson) , who starts building his dream mansion in the forest with his son, Tommy, and fiance, Vanessa (Thaila Ayala) . To make matters worse, he must avoid the clutches of two grizzly poachers. With a series of crazy hijinks to sabotage their plans, Woody proves he'll stop at nothing to defend his turf. Get ready for big laughs in this hilarious comedy about everyone's favorite woodpecker!

     

     

    Shopping: The Living Dead Girl...

    1982 France horror by Jean Rollin, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 7th July 2018
    The Living Dead Girl is a 1982 France horror by Jean Rollin.
    Starring Marina Pierro, Franoise Blanchard and Mike Marshall. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for:

    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for VHS. Uncut on DVD in the UK and US

    Promotional Material

    When an earthquake and a toxic waste spill disturbs her grave, a deceased girl comes alive to walk the earth again in French filmmaker Jean Rollin's macabre tale of zombie carnage. After rising from her tomb, Catherine hungers for flesh and blood and sets out to find childhood friend and blood sister Helene. Helene decides to help satisfy Catherine's bloodlust by luring people into their lair.

     

     

    Shopping: Mission Impossible 1-5 Boxset...

    2000 USA / Germany action adventure thriller by John Woo just released on UK


    Link Here 6th July 2018
    Mission Impossible 1-5 Boxset
    Films 1,3,4,5 are uncut but Mission: Impossible II cut for a PG-13 rating.  

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2018 Paramount Home Entertainment R0 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd July 2018

    Mission: Impossible II is a 2000 USA / Germany action adventure thriller by John Woo.
    Starring Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott and Thandie Newton. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. The uncut version was released in European cinemas and was 15 rated in the UK. The cut US version has been used for all home video releases and was 15 rated in the UK.

    Promotional Material

    A “mission” almost two decades in the making. Tom Cruise is IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, one of the greatest action heroes of all time, in the adrenaline-pumping, suspense filled blockbuster franchise MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE. Filmed in the most exotic locations around the world by the biggest directors in Hollywood, this must-have 5-fi lm set will thrill any action fan. Your mission, should you choose to accept it " experience the most action-packed 4K Ultra HD collection ever!

     

     

    Shopping: The Cat O' Nine Tails...

    1971 Italy / France / West Germany mystery thriller by Dario Argento, with a history of cuts, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 5th July 2018
    The Cat o' Nine Tails is a 1971 Italy / France / West Germany mystery thriller by Dario Argento.
    Starring James Franciscus, Karl Malden and Catherine Spaak. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

    • 2018 Arrow Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 2nd July 2018

    There is also a US release

    Censorship History
    A presumably pre-cut version was passed by the BBFC for an AA rated 1971 cinema release, The 18 rated VHS was slightly shortened for video and 2002 DVD. The same versions was reduced to a 15 rating in 2005. The same version is unrated in the US but the PG rated version is heavily cut.

    Promotional Material

    Following the success of his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, distributor Titanus tasked writer / director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as nine times more suspenseful than its predecessor, was The Cat O Nine Tails.

    When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden, Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute s scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus, Beneath the Planet of the Apes) to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori (Cinzia De Carolis, Cannibal Apocalypse), Franco s young niece, may also be in the killer s sights...

    This second entry in the so-called Animal Trilogy found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (Il Sorpasso) and Rada Rassimov (Baron Blood), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly), The Cat O Nine Tails remains one of Argento s most suspenseful and underrated films.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • 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 critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • New interviews with co-writer/director Dario Argento, co-writer Dardano Sacchetti, actress Cinzia De Carolis and production manager Angelo Iacono
  • Script pages for the lost original ending, translated into English for the first time
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp
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    Shopping: Ultimate Puppet Master Collectable Trunk...

    2018 set of 11 films just released on US Blu-ray with the original being cut in the US and UK


    Link Here 3rd July 2018
    Ultimate Puppet Master Collectable Trunk is a 2018 set of 11 films

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Full Moon Pictures (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th June 2018
    Puppetmaster is a 1989 US horror by David Schmoeller.
    With Paul Le Mat, William Hickey and Irene Miracle. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
    Cut for an MPAA R rating but the Unrated Version is uncut in the US. The Unrated Version was cut by the BBFC for VHS and the cut R rated version was released on UK DVD.

    Promotional Material

    A detail replica of the mystical Andre Toulons travelling case from the Puppet Master franchise, Toulons Trunk is a stunning wood and metal-forged box set containing all 11 official Puppet Master films re-mastered on Blu-ray, a twelfth behind-the-scenes bonus disc, a mini Blade figure, collectible booklet and startling new cover artwork for each film! Bonus features include: Features Full Moon Trailers., Contains original full length 'videozones' featurettes., Commentary by directors Charles Band, C. Courtney Joyner, David DeCoteau, Jeff Burr, actor Greg Sestero (The Room, Retro Puppet Master) and more!, Bonus disc 'Arcana of The Puppet Master' - Over 6 hours of Behind-the-Scenes footage.

     

     

    Shopping: Cat Sick Blues...

    2015 Australia horror by Dave Jackson, banned in New Zealand, just released on US DVD


    Link Here 3rd July 2018
    Cat Sick Blues is a 2015 Australia horror by Dave Jackson.
    Starring Matthew C Vaughan, Shian Denovan and Noah Moon. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Wild Eye Releasing R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th June 2018
    New Zealand Censorship
    The New Zealand film censors at the OFLC banned the film as objectionable , with the explanation:

    The publication is a low-budget horror film from Australia about a demented serial killer who chooses a rape victim as his next target.

    Two excisions were required to remove part of a scene (and related content in a behind-the-scenes component) that causes the DVD to tend to promote and support the use of violence to compel a person to submit to sexual conduct, and the infliction of extreme violence and extreme cruelty.

    Promotional Material

    When Ted's beloved cat dies, it causes a mental breakdown. Now he believes that the only way to bring back his pet is taking the lives of nine humans. So Ted dons vicious deadly cat claw gloves and a creepy cat mask, and goes on a murderous rampage. As the butchery escalates, a twisted romance blossoms between Ted and Claire, a young woman who has also recently lost her cat.

     

     

    Shopping: The Colossus of Rhodes 1961...

    1961 Spain/Italy/France war adventure dramaby Sergio Leone, cut in the US and UK, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 2nd July 2018
    The Colossus of Rhodes is a 1961 Spain/Italy/France war adventure drama by Sergio Leone.
    With Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari and Georges Marchal. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Cut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Warner Archives R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th June 2018
    Censorship History
    Cut in the UK and US for theatrical Release. There's said to be a restored uncut version in Italy.

    Promotional Material

    Filmmakers often begin their directing careers with works of limited scale. Sergio Leone began with a Colossus. Spectacle is king in The Colossus of Rhodes, Leone's first credited film as a director. Sun-bronzed heroes (including toga-wearing Rory Calhoun) battle tyranny. Prisoners scramble for their lives in coliseum pageants of doom. Usurpers connive. Revolution erupts. And towering over all the excitement is the mighty bronze Colossus that straddles the harbor, fighting foes by dropping burning oil from the huge cauldron it holds and firing streams of molten lead from the catapults in its headpiece. Once upon a time, it dazzled the ancient world. Cult-movie fans think it's pretty nifty, too.

     

     

    Shopping: Mission: Impossible 2...

    2000 USA / Germany action adventure thriller by John Woo just released on US 4k Blu-ray in a cut PG-13 rated version


    Link Here 1st July 2018
    Mission: Impossible II is a 2000 USA / Germany action adventure thriller by John Woo.
    Starring Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott and Thandie Newton. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    US: Cut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:

    • 2018 Paramount Home Video (RA) 4k Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th June 2018
    US Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an MPAA PG-13 rating. The uncut version was released in European cinemas and was 15 rated in the UK. The cut US version has been used for all home video releases and was 15 rated in the UK.

    Summary Notes

    A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera"

     

     

    Shopping: Female Trouble...

    1974 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 30th June 2018
    Female Trouble is a 1974 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
    With Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated for:

    • 2018 Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th June 2018
    • 2018 Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th June 2018
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS releases but 18 uncut since 2007 DVD. Uncut and NC-17 rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Glamour has never been more grotesque than in Female Trouble, which injects the Hollywood melodrama with anarchic decadence. Divine, director John Waters' larger-than-life muse, engulfs the screen with charisma as Dawn Davenport--who progresses from a teenage nightmare hell-bent on getting cha-cha heels for Christmas to a fame monster whose egomaniacal impulses land her in the electric chair--in the ultimate expression of the film's lurid mantra, "Crime is beauty." Shot in Baltimore on 16 mm, with a cast drawn from Waters' beloved troupe of regulars, the Dreamlanders (including Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Edith Massey, and Cookie Mueller), this film, the director's favorite of his work with Divine, comes to life through the tinsel-toned vision of production designer Vincent Peranio and costume designer/makeup artist Van Smith. An endlessly quotable fan favorite, Female Trouble offers up perverse pleasures that never fail to satisfy.  

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • - New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Waters
    • - Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Waters
    • - New conversation between Waters and critic Michael Musto
    • - New and archival interviews with cast and crew members Mink Stole, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Susan Lowe, Mary Vivian Pearce, and more
    • - Deleted scenes and alternate takes
    • - Rare on-set footage - More!
    • - PLUS: An essay by film critic Ed Halter

     

     

    Shopping: Virgin Spring...

    1960 Sweden drama by Ingmar Bergman, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Criterion Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here 29th June 2018
    Virgin Spring is a 1960 Sweden drama by Ingmar Bergman.
    Starring Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg and Gunnel Lindblom. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Sony/Criterion R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th June 2018
    • 2018 Sony/Criterion R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th June 2018
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1960. Uncut and X rated for 1980 VHS, then 15 rated since 1994 VHS and a 1998 cinema re-release.

    Promotional Material

    Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. With austere simplicity, the director tells the story of the rape and murder of the virgin Karin, and her father Töre’s ruthless pursuit of vengeance, set in motion after the killers visit the family’s farmhouse. Starring frequent Bergman collaborator and screen icon Max von Sydow, the film is both beautiful and cruel in its depiction of a world teetering between paganism and Christianity.

     

     

    Shopping: Cat Sick Blues...

    2015 Australia horror by Dave Jackson, banned in New Zealand, just released on US DVD


    Link Here 28th June 2018
    Cat Sick Blues is a 2015 Australia horror by Dave Jackson.
    Starring Matthew C Vaughan, Shian Denovan and Noah Moon. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Wild Eye Releasing R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 26th June 2018
    New Zealand Censorship
    The New Zealand film censors at the OFLC banned the film as objectionable , with the explanation:

    The publication is a low-budget horror film from Australia about a demented serial killer who chooses a rape victim as his next target.

    Two excisions were required to remove part of a scene (and related content in a behind-the-scenes component) that causes the DVD to tend to promote and support the use of violence to compel a person to submit to sexual conduct, and the infliction of extreme violence and extreme cruelty.

    Promotional Material

    When Ted's beloved cat dies, it causes a mental breakdown. Now he believes that the only way to bring back his pet is taking the lives of nine humans. So Ted dons vicious deadly cat claw gloves and a creepy cat mask, and goes on a murderous rampage. As the butchery escalates, a twisted romance blossoms between Ted and Claire, a young woman who has also recently lost her cat.

     

     

    Shopping: The Last House On The Left...

    1972 USA video nasty by Wes Craven just released on UK Blu-ray with 3 versions and a long censorship history


    Link Here 27th June 2018
    The Last House on the Left is a 1972 USA horror by Wes Craven.
    Starring Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham and David Hess. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The cut R rated version was passed 18 for sexual violence, strong threat, violence without BBFC cuts for:
    UK: The Unrated Version was previously passed 18 uncut for:
    UK: The Krugg & Co Version was previously passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2018 Arrow Limited Edition [Unrated Version + Krugg & Co + R rated Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 25th June 2018

    Reviews

    Censorship History
    In the US the Original Theatrical Version was uncut and X rated but was soon heavily cut for local censorship requirements and then for a series of attempts made in attaining an R rating. Much of the material cut for an R rating has now been declared lost. In 1986 director Wes Craven assembled his best remaining material previously cut from the film and declared that this version was his Director's Cut. It was released in the US Unrated by the MPAA.

    The R rated version was banned from 1974 UK cinema release by the BBFC and the Greater London Council. The film, presumably still in the R rated version was released in the UK when BBFC certificates were not required but it was soon banned as a 'video nasty'. The BBFC continued its ban with the Unrated version being banned from cinema release in 2000.

    In 2001 the DVD was resubmitted and was again banned, but this time cuts were being discussed. A resubmission in 2002 resulted in a BBFC offer of an 18 rating after cuts. The distributors appealed against the cuts but lost their case, and ended up with even more cuts than requested by the BBFC. The film was released in the following year with the same BBFC cuts but in two versions, including an alternative cut called Krug & Co.

    By 2008 the BBFC had relented and the film was released without BBFC cuts in both the Unrated Version and the alternative Krug & Company.

    See also Cutting Edge Episode 48: Last House on the Left Gavin Salkeld investigates the appeal of Wes Craven's much censored classic

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Last House on the Left

    Promotional Material

    MARI, SEVENTEEN, IS DYING. EVEN FOR HER THE WORST IS YET TO COME!

    The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favourites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release.

    On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder.

    Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalise on its success. It is Wes Craven s original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.

    LIMITED 2 X BLU-RAY EDITION CONTENTS

  • Three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
  • 6 x lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper

    DISC ONE THE UNCUT VERSION

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Uncut Version
  • Brand new audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
  • Junior s Story a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler
  • Marc Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque
  • Brand new interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul
  • Songs in the Key of Krug never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left archival interview with Wes Craven
  • Scoring Last House on the Left archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
  • It's Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left archival documentary
  • Forbidden Footage the cast and crew of Last House on the film s most controversial sequences
  • Deleted Scene
  • Outtakes and Dailies
  • Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery

    DISC TWO THE KRUG & COMPANY & R-RATED CUTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Krug and Company and R-rated cuts of the film
  • The Craven Touch brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven s collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss
  • Early Days and Night of Vengeance filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left
  • Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short
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    Shopping: Xtro...

    1982 UK alien film by Harry Bromley Davenport, once caught up in the video nasties panic, just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here 26th June 2018
    Xtro is a 1982 UK alien film by Harry Bromley Davenport.
    With Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers and Danny Brainin.
    YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong sex and horror for:

    • 2018 Second Sight Limited Edition [Theatrical + Video versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
    UK Censorship History
    No censors cuts but exists in two versions, one with a happy end, the other with a downbeat end. The film was seized by police during the video nasties moral panic but no action was taken against the film.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Video Hits: Xtro

    Promotional Material

    Three years ago young Tony watched with horror as his father was taken into the night sky by a mysterious blinding light and never seen again. Until now. His father is coming home but he's not the man he used to be!

    A 'must-see' cult rental of the 80s, Xtro is one of the most outrageously bizarre, gory and insanely enjoyable horror films of its time complete with infamous 'alien birth' scene. 'Not all extra terrestrials are friendly'!

    SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION FEATURES:

    • Limited Edition packaging
    • New restoration featuring option of alternate endings plus the original UK video version edit
    • New director restoration
    • 'Xploring Xtro' - a new 57 minute documentary featuring interviews with Harry Bromley-Davenport, Mark Forstater, Bernice Stegers, Susie Silvey, 'Tik' Tim Dry, 'Tok' Sean Crawford, Robert Pereno, Alan Jones and Craig Lapper
    • 'The World of Xtro' - a new featurette with Dennis Atherton, Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater
    • 'Beyond Xtro' a new featurette with Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater looking ahead to new reboot 'Xtro The Big One', including excusive test footage
    • 'Xtro Xposed'
    • 'Loving The Alien: A Tribute to Philip Sayer' featuring exclusive Brian May music tribute
    • Soft cover booklet with new writing by Kevin Lyons plus behind-the-scenes stills and promo material
    • Original soundtrack CD
    • Rigid slipcase featuring original UK video and UK theatrical artwork
    • English subtitles for the hearing impaired

     

     

    Shopping: Lady Frankenstein...

    1971 Italy horror by Mel Welles and Aureliano Luppi set for UK Blu-ray release on 13th August 2018 now with the uncut International Version


    Link Here 25th June 2018
    Lady Frankenstein is a 1971 Italy horror by Mel Welles and Aureliano Luppi (uncredited).
    Starring Joseph Cotten, Rosalba Neri and Paul Muller. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The International Version/Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong sex, violence for:

    • 2018 Nucleus Films [International + US Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 13th August 2018
    Versions and Censorship
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1971 cinema release. The BBFC cuts were waived for DVD, but this was the cut US Version. Also cut and shortened for a US Theatrical Version. The International Version is now available uncut in the US and was passed 15 uncut by the BBFC for 2018 Blu-ray.

    Promotional Material

    It's monster a-go-go up at the castle when Baron Frankenstein and his laboratory assistant, Dr. Charles Marshall, stitch together a creature using body parts supplied by shifty local grave robbers. When they rashly insert a killer's damaged brain into the monstrosity's skull and bring it to life, it crushes the Baron to death and goes on the rampage. Tania, Frankenstein's glamorous daughter, teams up with Charles to continue her father's crackpot experiments. The two fall in love and transplant the aging lab assistant's cerebrum into the body of a hunky servant. Meanwhile, the first monster stalks the countryside, seeking bloody revenge on the bodysnatchers who exhumed the raw materials for its miscreation. It eventually goes after Charles and Tania, but will its brute strength triumph against the seductive wiles of lusty Lady Frankenstein?

    Directed by Mel Welles, this twisted gothic tale stars Rosalba Neri (THE DEVIL'S WEDDING NIGHT) as the surgeon whose strange desires could only be satisfied by the monster she made. The legendary Joseph Cotten carries on the curse of Frankenstein as the obsessed Baron, and the cast is fleshed out by Euro-cult regulars Paul Muller (NIGHTMARE CASTLE) and Mickey Hargitay (BLOODY PIT OF HORROR). See LADY FRANKENSTEIN like never before, stunningly resurrected from the original negatives in a brand new 2K restoration. We are very proud to present the complete and restored director's cut, plus the American theatrical versions packed with bonus special features!

    Complete and Restored 99 min Director's Cut
    • Complete and Restored 84 min New World Pictures American Theatrical Cut
    • Audio Commentary with Alan Jones and Kim Newman
    • Italian and English Audio LPCM 24 Bit
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • The Truth About Lady Frankenstein (2007) - German TV Special (42 ins)
    • New Featurette - Piecing Together Lady Frankenstein (35 mins)
    • Featurette - The Lady and The Orgy (8 mins)
    • Bigfilm Magazine (1971) - Italian Lady Frankenstein Photo Novel
    • BBFC's 1972 Theatrical Censor Notes
    • English, Italian, German and 3 x US Trailers
    • US TV spots
    • US Radio Spots
    • Home Video Releases Gallery
    • Extensive Image Gallery

     

     

    Shopping: Fifty Shades Freed...

    2018 USA drama by James Foley just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions


    Link Here 24th June 2018
    Fifty Shades Freed is a 2018 USA drama by James Foley.
    Starring Arielle Kebbel, Tyler Hoechlin and Dakota Johnson. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Extended/Unveiled Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:
    UK:
    The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut for strong sex for:

    • 2018 Universal [Theatrical + Unveiled Version] RB 4k Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
    • 2018 Universal [Theatrical + Unveiled Version] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
    • 2018 Universal [Theatrical + Unveiled Version] R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
    Versions
    Exists as a Theatrical Version and an extended Unveiled Version.

    Promotional Material

    Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling "Fifty Shades" phenomenon.

    Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardise their happy ending before it even begins.

    Bonus Features

    • Deleted Scene
    • The Last Journey
    • Christian and Ana by Jamie and Dakota
    • A Conversation with EL James and Eric Johnson
    • Music Videos

    Limited edition: Comes with a bonus disc packed with even more sensuous special features!

     

     

    Offsite Article: BBFC Podcast Episode 84...


    Link Here 23rd June 2018
    Bollywood Films, Sholay and Baahubali 2

    See article from bbfc.co.uk

     

     

    Shopping: Cannibal Ferox...

    1981 Italian video nasty by Umberto Lenzi set for UK Blu-ray release on 30th July 2018 now just with cuts for animal cruelty


    Link Here 23rd June 2018
    Cannibal Ferox is a 1981 Italian adventure by Umberto Lenzi.
    With Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle and Danilo Mattei. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 for strong bloody violence, gore after some previous cuts waived but still with 1:55s of BBFC compulsory animal cruelty cuts for:

    • 2018 Shameless Limited Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 30th July 2018
    UK Censorship History
    Released cut and uncut on pre-cert videos that were destined to become video nasties. Extensively cut by the BBFC for 2001 DVD. The cuts for violence were waived for 2018 home video, but cuts for animal cruelty have persisted. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    FEROX REDUX!

    All previous cuts waived relating to staged scenes of violence by & against humans. There are some animal torture scenes removed and substituted.

    A decade on from starting the cannibal genre, director Umberto Lenzi has the final word, pushing the vomit envelope beyond the sick with his utterly nasty, nihilistic apotheosis that is CANNIBAL FEROX. So unredeemable that its own makers denounced it as barbaric..!

    An academic, Gloria (Lorraine De Selle), journeys to the Amazon jungle where things go awry when her party encounters sadistic druggy villain Mike (Giovanni Lombardo Radice aka John Morghen), as the travellers venture further into the heart of darkness, they soon discover what it means to be the hunted prey.

    CANNIBAL FEROX aka 'Make Them Die Slowly', topped the official Video Nasty list for its raw graphic scenes of torture, mutilations, murder and cannibalism. This new 2K restoration additionally features new grading which revives, for the 1st time, the original edgy look of the 16mm film stock it was shot on - finally presenting the film as it was first created by director Umberto Lenzi, on location in the Amazonian green inferno.

    BLU-RAY CONTENT:

  • Cannibal Ferox is presented restored and re-graded from a new 2K scan.
  • Exclusive, Limited Edition Serial-Numbered Sleeve
  • Unique custom-made, hand-finished Vomit Bag included with each disc: very limited edition
  • Collector s reversible inlay sleeve with original poster artwork
  • Extras:
  • Last ever Interview with Director Umberto Lenzi
  • New, really outspoken interview by Giovanni Lombardo Radice
  • Video piece comparison of before and after 2K Restoration
  • Exclusive Photos for Director Lenzi s own archives
  • Original English audio soundtrack in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 LPCM
  • Region B
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    Shopping: Iron Monkey...

    1993 Hong Kong action crime drama by Woo-Ping Yuen, cut in the US, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 23rd June 2018
    Iron Monkey (Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau) is a 1993 Hong Kong action crime drama by Woo-Ping Yuen.
    Starring Rongguang Yu, Donnie Yen and Jean Wang. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

    • 2018 Eureka Entertainment RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
    US Censorship History
    Passed 12 uncut in the UK. Cut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.

    US releases are derided for providing a cut down version which reduces some of the fight scenes, mistranslates subtitles to delete references to prostitutes and replaces the memorable original score. Apparently Miramax were trying to mould the film into something that would more resemble the commercial hit, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

    Presumably this release is the uncut version.

    Promotional Material

    A breathtaking action adventure from perhaps the greatest action choreographer of all time, Yuen Woo-ping s Iron Monkey combines mind-blowing fight choreography, with a classic story of courage, honour and sacrifice.

    Wong Kei-ying ( Donnie Yen ; Ip Man, Rogue One ), a physician and martial artist, is mistaken for a masked vigilante known as the Iron Monkey ( Yu Rong-kwong ); a Robin Hood style hero who has been robbing the wealthy local officials in order to provide medical treatment for the poor. The two men must team up to defeat a corrupt political regime; and protect the lives of the people whose cause they champion.

    Presented from a brand new, stunning 2K restoration, Eureka Classics is proud to present this iconic martial arts classic making its UK debut on Blu-ray.

    SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT FEATURES
    • LIMITED EDITION O-CARD (First print run only)
    • Stunning 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration
    • Original Cantonese mono audio track (also available in 5.1 presentation)
    • 5.1 English audio track
    • Isolated Music & Effects track
    • Interview with Donnie Yen (20 mins)
    • Interview with producer Tsui Hark (25 mins)
    • Interview with Yu Rong-kwong (27 mins)
    • Interview with stuntwoman and actress Li Fai (25 mins)
    • Interview with actress Angie Tsang (20 mins)
    • Iron Fist (16 mins) A behind-the-scenes look at the action choreography of Iron Monkey
    • Shadow Boxing (8 mins) a featurette on Hong Kong action choreography featuring Alex Yip
    • Footage of Li Fai and Angie Tsang competing at the 2003 Wu Shu Championships
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • A collector s booklet featuring a new essay on the film (First print run only)

     

     

    Shopping: Alien Predators...

    1985 USA / Spain Sci-Fi horror drama by Deran Sarafian, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 22nd June 2018
    Alien Predators (aka Alien Predator) is a 1985 USA / Spain Sci-Fi horror drama by Deran Sarafian.
    Starring Dennis Christopher, Martin Hewitt and Lynn-Holly Johnson. IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th June 2018
    UK Censorship History
    A pre-cut version was passed 18 for 1986 VHS. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Alien Predators

    Promotional Material

    When NASAs Skylab fell to Earth the threat was over ... but five years later the horror is just beginning ...

     

     

    Shopping: Jubilee...

    1978 UK drama by Derek Jarman just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 21st June 2018
    Jubilee is a 1978 UK drama by Derek Jarman.
    With Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell and Toyah Willcox. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

    • 2018 BFI 40th Anniversary Edition RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 1978 cinema release. Uncut on home video, 18 rated until 2001, and then 15 rated from 2014.

    By 2017, the script had to be censored for political correctness for a stage version. In the film, a character named Amyl Nitrate used her opening speech to say Hindley instantly became my hero when she was 15. She also said Hindley was a true artist because she knew how to make her desires a reality, and dismissed those who said her crimes were unimaginable because that showed the poverty of your imagination.

    Director Chris Goode, who has adapted the script for its stage premiere, said the lines were in the original film to show how punks deliberately wanted to shock society and smash taboos. He initially resisted requests to take out the reference to Hindley but was 'convinced' to do so by a member of the senior artistic leadership of the Royal Exchange.

    Promotional Material

    Jubilee - 40th Anniversary Edition (DVD + Blu-ray)
    Directed by Derek Jarman

    The mythological past and bleak future converge on the sparse, grey streets of London in this cult classic of the punk era.

    Queen Elizabeth 1 and her occult aide Dr John Dee (brilliantly played by Jenny Runacre and Richard O'Brien, respectively) travel into the future, encountering the megalomania of big business as well as gangs of violent, marauding killers.
    Director Derek Jarman doesn't spare the shocks while electrifying punk rock numbers are delivered by Jayne County and Adam Ant

    Newly available as a Dual Format Edition for the very first time, the film is a 2K remaster from the original camera negatives, and comes bolstered by an extensive array of extras.

    Special features:

    • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
    • A Message from the Temple (1981, 5 mins)
    • Toyah Wilcox: Being Mad (2014, 8 mins): The singer and actress looks back on her role in Jubilee
    • Jordan remembers Jubilee (2018): Punk icon Jordan looks back on her friendship with Derek Jarman and the making if Jubilee
    • Lee Drysdale remembers Jubilee (2018): Derek Jarman's friend and, later collaborator Lee Drysdale recalls his unconventional involvement in the making of Jubilee
    • Jubilee image gallery
    • Fully illustrated booklet with writing on the film by Will Fowler, an original review and full film credits

    1978 | colour | 106 minutes | 1 x BD50, Region B | 1 x DVD9, Region 2 | Cert 18

     

     

    Adventure in Sahara...

    1938 action film just cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty


    Link Here 20th June 2018
    Adventure in Sahara is a 1938 USA action romance by D Ross Lederman.
    Starring Paul Kelly, C Henry Gordon and Lorna Gray. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed PG for mild violence, language after 2s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

    • 2018 Powerhouse Films UK [4:3] video
    The BBFC commented:
    • Cut required to remove sight of a horse being tripped and made to fall onto its head and neck..
    Summary Notes

    Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon). To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly soon followed by his fianc39e, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...

     

     

    Shopping: The Born Losers...

    1967 USA action thriller by Tom Laughlin once banned in the UK, then cut, now set for US Blu-ray release on 10th July 2018


    Link Here 20th June 2018
    The Born Losers is a 1967 USA action thriller by Tom Laughlin (as TC Frank).
    Starring Tom Laughlin, Elizabeth James and Jeremy Slate. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

    • 2018 Shout Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 10th July 2018
    World Censorship History

    Banned by the BBFC for 1969 cinema release. A shortened re-release was passed X without BBFC cuts for 1975 cinema release. The BBFC required cuts for the 18 rated full length 1987 VHS. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US. Cinema releases were also banned in New Zealand and Sweden.

    Summary Notes

    A malicious motorcycle gang harasses the residents of a small California town, intimidating most residents to not report them to the police. Among the gang's crimes is the rape of four young women. As the gang attempts to threaten the women into not testifying at the indictment hearing, one of the women, Vicki, comes under the protection of Billy Jack, who has also had several altercations with the gang. The gang escalates their pressure on both Vicki and Billy Jack to keep her out of the courtroom.

     

     

    Shopping: The Wound...

    2017 South Africa gay romance by John Trengove, initially banned in South Africa, just released on UK DVD


    Link Here 20th June 2018
    The Wound (Inxeba) is a 2017 South Africa / Germany / Netherlands / France gay romance by John Trengove.
    Starring Nakhane Tour, Bongile Mantsai and Niza Jay. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong sex, language, drug misuse for:

    • 2018 Peccadillo/Saffron Hill R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th June 2018
    Censorship History
    The film was effectively banned from mainstream cinemas by the South African Film Censors through giving it a pornographic rating. The film censors were overruled by South Africa's High Court, and the film was then released with an 18 rating.

    Promotional Material

    Every year, the Xhosa tribe's young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape, South Africa to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by musician Nakhane Toure), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognises the nature of Xolani's relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point.

     

     

    Shopping: The Asphyx...

    1973 UK sci-fi horror by Peter Newbrook just released uncut on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 19th June 2018
    The Asphyx is a 1973 UK sci-fi horror by Peter Newbrook.
    With Robert Powell, Robert Stephens and Jane Lapotaire. YouTube icon IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    • 2018 Screenbound Pictures RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018
    Versions
    Exists in an uncut version and a shortened version.

    This release is the longer uncut version.

    Promotional Material

    Brilliant Victorian aristocrat and scientist Sir Hugo Cunningham has a morbid fascination with photographing the dead. But when his son s death in a horrific boating accident is caught on film he discovers that a mysterious creature, the Asphyx, appears at the point of death to consume the soul. Sir Hugo theorises that if he can capture the creature when it appears and lock it away he can achieve immortality. Together with his soon to be son in-law Giles, Sir Hugo embarks on a dangerous and all-consuming quest to give his family eternal life - but as his obsession takes over and his experiments start to go wrong...

     

     

    Shopping: Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters...

    1985 USA / Japan biography by Paul Schrader, The Director's Cut just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here 18th June 2018
    Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters is a 1985 USA / Japan biography by Paul Schrader.
    Starring Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya and Hiroshi Mikami. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for suicide theme, strong bloody images, sex references, nudity for:

    • 2018 Criterion RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018
    Versions
    Exists as a Director's Cut and a maybe erroneously shortened version.

    Promotional Material

    Paul Schrader's dazzlingly unconventional biopic, with a celebrated score by Philip Glass:

    In this visually stunning, collagelike portrait of the acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Vengeance Is Mine's KEN OGATA), PAUL SCHRADER (American Gigolo) investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted the impossible task of finding harmony among self, art, and society. Taking place on Mishima's last day, when he famously committed public seppuku, the film is punctuated by extended flashbacks to the writer's life as well as by gloriously stylized evocations of his fictional works. With its rich cinematography by JOHN BAILEY, exquisite sets and costumes by EIKO ISHIOKA, and unforgettable, highly influential score by PHILIP GLASS, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a tribute to its subject and a bold, investigative work of art in its own right.

    Bonus Features: Director-approved Blu-ray Special Edition Features:
    • New, restored 4K digital transfer of the director's cut, supervised and approved by director Paul Schrader and cinematographer John Bailey, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • Two optional English narrations, including one by actor Roy Scheider
    • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Schrader and producer Alan Poul
    • Interviews from 2007 and 2008 with Bailey, producers Tom Luddy and Mata Yamamoto, composer Philip Glass, and production designer Eiko Ishioka
    • Interviews from 2008 with Mishima biographer John Nathan and friend Donald Richie
    • Audio interview from 2008 with co-screenwriter Chieko Schrader
    • Interview excerpt from 1966 featuring Mishima talking about writing
    • The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima, a 55-minute documentary from 1985 about the author
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kevin Jackson, a piece on the film's censorship in Japan, and photographs of Ishioka's sets

     

     

    Shopping: Body Of Evidence...

    1993 Germany / USA romance by Uli Edel just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 17th June 2018
    Body Of Evidence is a 1993 Germany / USA romance by Uli Edel.
    Starring Madonna, Willem Dafoe and Joe Mantegna. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
    US Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an R rating but the uncut version was released worldwide with an 18 rating in the UK. The uncut version is MPAA Unrated in the US.

    This release is the uncut MPAA Unrated version despite the R rating cited on the Amazon listing.

    Summary Notes

    A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer.

     

     

    Shopping: Lionheart...

    1990 USA action sport drama by Sheldon Lettich just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 17th June 2018
    Lionheart is a 1990 USA action sport drama by Sheldon Lettich.
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page and Deborah Rennard. IMDb

    US: The Extended International Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated
    US: The US Theatrical Version is shortened and MPAA R rated

    • 2018 MVD Rewind Collection [Theatrical + Extended Version] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
    Versions
    The International Version is uncut but the US R rated version is shortened

    Promotional Material

    WHEN THE STREETS ARE A JUNGLE... THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE KING

    Jean-Claude Van Damme (Black Eagle, Hard Target) stars as a soldier drawn into the world of modern-day gladiators fighting for the amusement of the rich in this fast moving action thriller co-written by Van Damme himself!

    Upon receiving news that his brother in Los Angeles is seriously injured, Lyon Gaultier (Van Damme) Deserts the French Foreign Legion from a remote outpost in North Africa. Fleeing from two of the Legion's security force who have orders to bring him back at any cost, Lyon reluctantly turns to the illegal, bare-knuckles underground fighting circuit to raise the money he needs to help his brother's family.

    From legendary action director Sheldon Lettich (Double Impact, Bloodsport), this riveting action adventure also stars Harrison Page (Bad Ass), Brian Thompson (The Terminator), Ashley Johnson (The Help) and an early-career brief appearance by fuuture action star Jeff Speakman (The Perfect Weapon) and combines the raw power and charisma of Van Damme with the exciting world of no-holds-barred street fighting.

    MVD REWIND COLLECTION SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature
  • Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and 5.1 Surround
  • Blu-ray includes both Original Theatrical Version (HD, 104 mins) and Extended Cut (HD, 110 mins)
  • English, French and Spanish Subtitles (on main feature)
  • Archival Audio commentary by Sheldon Lettich & Harrison Page (on Extended Cut only)
  • NEW - ''Lionheart: The Inside Story'' (HD, 47:29) (Featuring interviews with cast and crew including star / co-writer Jean-Claude Van Damme, Director / Co-Writer Sheldon Lettich, Producer Eric Karson and stars Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard and Brian Thompson)
  • NEW ''Inside Lionheart with the Filmmakers and Cast'' (HD, 25:52) (All new documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew including Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  • NEW - ''Lionheart: Behind the Fights'' (HD, 10:19) (Featuring interviews with cast and crew including Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  • Archival ''Making of'' featurette (SD, 8:53)
  • Archival Interview with Sheldon Lettich (SD, 25:51)
  • Archival Interview with Harrison Page (SD, 13:05)
  • 5 Promotional TV Clips (SD)
  • Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Collectible Mini Poster
  •  

     

    Shopping: Body Of Evidence...

    1993 Germany / USA romance by Uli Edel just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 17th June 2018
    Body Of Evidence is a 1993 Germany / USA romance by Uli Edel.
    Starring Madonna, Willem Dafoe and Joe Mantegna. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
    US Censorship History
    Cut in the US for an R rating but the uncut version was released worldwide with an 18 rating in the UK. The uncut version is MPAA Unrated in the US.

    This release is the uncut MPAA Unrated version despite the R rating cited on the Amazon listing.

    Summary Notes

    A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer.

     

     

    Shopping: Lionheart...

    1990 USA action sport drama by Sheldon Lettich just released on US Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 17th June 2018
    Lionheart is a 1990 USA action sport drama by Sheldon Lettich.
    Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page and Deborah Rennard. IMDb

    US: The Extended International Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated
    US: The US Theatrical Version is shortened and MPAA R rated

    • 2018 MVD Rewind Collection [Theatrical + Extended Version] (RA) Blu-ray/(R1) DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
    Versions
    The International Version is uncut but the US R rated version is shortened

    Promotional Material

    WHEN THE STREETS ARE A JUNGLE... THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE KING

    Jean-Claude Van Damme (Black Eagle, Hard Target) stars as a soldier drawn into the world of modern-day gladiators fighting for the amusement of the rich in this fast moving action thriller co-written by Van Damme himself!

    Upon receiving news that his brother in Los Angeles is seriously injured, Lyon Gaultier (Van Damme) Deserts the French Foreign Legion from a remote outpost in North Africa. Fleeing from two of the Legion's security force who have orders to bring him back at any cost, Lyon reluctantly turns to the illegal, bare-knuckles underground fighting circuit to raise the money he needs to help his brother's family.

    From legendary action director Sheldon Lettich (Double Impact, Bloodsport), this riveting action adventure also stars Harrison Page (Bad Ass), Brian Thompson (The Terminator), Ashley Johnson (The Help) and an early-career brief appearance by fuuture action star Jeff Speakman (The Perfect Weapon) and combines the raw power and charisma of Van Damme with the exciting world of no-holds-barred street fighting.

    MVD REWIND COLLECTION SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature
  • Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and 5.1 Surround
  • Blu-ray includes both Original Theatrical Version (HD, 104 mins) and Extended Cut (HD, 110 mins)
  • English, French and Spanish Subtitles (on main feature)
  • Archival Audio commentary by Sheldon Lettich & Harrison Page (on Extended Cut only)
  • NEW - ''Lionheart: The Inside Story'' (HD, 47:29) (Featuring interviews with cast and crew including star / co-writer Jean-Claude Van Damme, Director / Co-Writer Sheldon Lettich, Producer Eric Karson and stars Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard and Brian Thompson)
  • NEW ''Inside Lionheart with the Filmmakers and Cast'' (HD, 25:52) (All new documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew including Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  • NEW - ''Lionheart: Behind the Fights'' (HD, 10:19) (Featuring interviews with cast and crew including Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  • Archival ''Making of'' featurette (SD, 8:53)
  • Archival Interview with Sheldon Lettich (SD, 25:51)
  • Archival Interview with Harrison Page (SD, 13:05)
  • 5 Promotional TV Clips (SD)
  • Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Collectible Mini Poster
  •  

     

    Shopping: Ninja III: The Domination...

    1984 USA action horror by Sam Firstenberg, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 16th June 2018
    Ninja III: The Domination is a 1984 USA action horror by Sam Firstenberg.
    Starring Sh Kosugi, Lucinda Dickey and Jordan Bennett. Youtube link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2018 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018

    Reviews

    • See review from nerdist.com : " In the '80s, Cannon were trying to be the biggest action movie studio in the world, making money on some real exploitation gems with slightly higher budgets than you'd normally get "
    • See review from insidepulse.com : " Press play and be prepared for an ultimate '80s experience "
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1984 cinema release. Uncut for 15 rated 2015 DVD/Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Aerobic instructor Christie Ryder (Lucinda Dickey, Breakin', Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo) becomes possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja when she comes to his aid after he was shot down. Dominated by the killer's vicious and relentless rage, she sets out to brutally attack his enemies. Her boyfriend, confused by Christie's changing personality and afraid that he might be her next victim, enlists the help of Yamada (Sh Kosugi, Enter the Ninja, Revenge of the Ninja). In a life-threatening exorcism and ultimate fight to the death, Yamada proves that he is Christie's only chance for survival.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER struck from the original film elements
    • NEW Interview With Actress Lucinda Dickey
    • NEW Interview With Actor Jordan Bennett
    • NEW Interview With Producer And Stuntman Alan Amiel
    • NEW Audio Interviews With Production Designer Elliot Ellentuck And Co-Composer Misha Segal Featuring Isolated Tracks From The Original Score
    • Theatrical Trailer (In HD) With Optional Trailers From Hell Commentary With Screenwriter Josh Olson
    • Audio Commentary By Director Sam Firstenberg And Stunt Coordinator Steve Lambert

     

     

    Shopping: Death Wish...

    2017 USA action crime thriller by Eli Roth set for uncut UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 6th August 2018 and it's already been passed 15 by Ireland's IFCO


    Link Here 15th June 2018
    Death Wish is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by Eli Roth.
    Starring Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio and Elisabeth Shue. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: BBFC details not yet published for the promised Uncut Version for:

    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 6th August 2018
    • 2018 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 6th August 2018

    Ireland: Passed 15 uncut

    Thanks to Ben who spotted that the same DVD and Blu-ray release shared with the UK has been rated 15 uncut by IFCO. The running time tallies with the uncut version and IFCO comments passed 15 uncut for Strong violence, threat and gory injury. See rating from ifco.ie

    UK Censorship History
    BBFC category cuts were required for a 15 rated cinema release in 2018. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. The UK home video will be uncut and has been rated 15 by Ireland's IFCO.

    Promotional Material

    Bruce Willis stars in Director Eli Roth's reimagining of the 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Dr. Paul Kersey (Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city's violence as it's rushed into his ER -- until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family's assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grab the media's attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel...or a grim reaper.

    Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish.

     

     

    Shopping: Sunday in the Country...

    1974 Canada / UK crime thriller by John Trent just released on UK Blu-ray/DVD Combo


    Link Here 15th June 2018
    Sunday in the Country is a 1974 Canada / UK crime thriller by John Trent.
    Starring Ernest Borgnine, Michael J Pollard and Hollis McLaren. BBFC link IMDb

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, brief nudity for:

    • 2018 Screenbound Pictures RB /R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018
    UK Censorship History
    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1974. Then 18 rated for 1986 VHS, and 15 uncut for 2018 DVD.

    Promotional Material

    Three vicious thugs are on the run in rural America after robbing a local bank. They seek refuge at the home of a reclusive farmer, but he is prepared for their arrival and holds them at gunpoint. Unable to let them simply wait for the law, he takes matters into his own hands by torturing them before the police arrive.

     

     

    Brawl in Cell Block 99...

    Already released 18 uncut for cinema and home video but now a 15 rated version has just been passed by the BBFC with cuts for category


    Link Here 14th June 2018
    Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a 2017 USA action crime thriller by S Craig Zahler.
    Starring Jennifer Carpenter, Vince Vaughn and Tom Guiry. BBFC link IMDb

    A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

    The BBFC has just passed  a video with a 15 rating for strong violence, threat, language, injury detail, sex and drug references after 44s of BBFC category cuts with some cuts substituted for:

    • 2018 Universal video

    The DVD and Blu-ray has already be released in uncut 18 rated DVD and Blu-ray form. It is not yet clear where this cut 15 rated version will be used.

    The BBFC commented:
    • Distributor chose to reduce or remove moments of stronger. sadistic violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 15 classification. An uncut 18, in line with previous versions of the work, was available.

     

     

    Shopping: Spetters...

    1980 Netherlands romance by Paul Verhoeven just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here 14th June 2018
    Spetters is a 1980 Netherlands romance by Paul Verhoeven.
    Starring Hans van Tongeren, Rene Soutendijk and Toon Agterberg. BBFC link IMDb

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    • 2018 Kino Lorber Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th June 2018
    Censorship History
    Cut for an MPAA R rating and further cut in the UK for 18 rated cinema release and VHS. The Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut for 2005 18 rated DVD. The Director's Cut is MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Brand New 4K Restoration! From legendary filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (Robocop) and screenwriter Gerard Soeteman (Soldier of Orange) comes this unrated director's cut of the explosive, fast-paced and thrilling coming-of-age drama.

    Raw, intense and unabashedly sexual, Spetters is a wild ride that will knock the unsuspecting for a loop. Rien, Eef and Hans are three young guys stuck in an industrial town on the outskirts of Rotterdam. They couldn't be more different except for one thing: their shared passion for motorcycle racing, which each sees as his ticket to a better life. But a deeper passion will soon rule each of their lives, when a sexy, ambitious blonde (Rene Soutendijk, The 4th Man) comes between them and provokes unforeseen events that will rock their worlds. Co-starring Rutger Hauer (Flesh + Blood) and Jeroen Krabb (The Fugitive).

    Special Features:
    -Audio Commentary by Director Paul Verhoeven
    -Animated Image Gallery
    -Original Theatrical Trailer

     

     

    Shopping: Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema...

    Set just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD with 2 films with a censorship history


    Link Here 13th June 2018
    Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema is a set consisting of:
    • Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959)
    • The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960)
    • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960)
    • A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961)
    • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962)
    • Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director's cut)
    • Girl with Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1964)
    • The Knack...and how to get it (Richard Lester, 1965)

    UK: Passed with an aggregate 15 for:

    • 2018 Bfi Woodfall RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018
    • 2018 Bfi Woodfall R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th June 2018

    Girl With Green Eyes is a 1964 UK romance by Desmond Davis.
    Starring Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for 1964 X rated cinema release. It is unknown if these cuts persisted into PG rated home video releases.
    Tom Jones is a 1963 UK comedy adventure by Tony Richardson.
    Starring Albert Finney, Susannah York and George Devine. BBFC link IMDb
    Passed X uncut by the BBFC for 1963 cinema release. BBFC have required animal cruelty cuts for all releases since 1971. The animal cruelty cuts were waived by the BBFC for 12 rated home video in 2018. The film exists in a longer original version and a shortened Director's Cut. Both versions are uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    Promotional Material

    Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema (8-disc Blu-ray box set)
    Directors: Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz, Richard Lester, Desmond Davis

    A new 8-disc set celebrating the 60th anniversary of Woodfall Films. Includes eight iconic films (many newly restored and available on Blu-ray for the first time) that revolutionised British cinema and launched the careers of the likes of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Rita Tushingham.

    • Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959)
    • The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960)
    • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960)
    • A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961)
    • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962)
    • Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director's cut)
    • Girl with Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1964)
    • The Knack...and how to get it (Richard Lester, 1965)

    Special features:

    • Presented in High Definition
    • All films newly remastered for this release, excluding Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
    • Extras TBC

    1959 -1965 | B&W and colour | TBC minutes | 8 x DVD9, Region 2 | Cert 15

     

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