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Shopping: Human Lanterns...

1982 Hong Kong action horror by Chung Sun just released uncut on UK Blu-ray


Link Here25th May 2022

Human Lanterns is a 1982 Hong Kong action horror by Chung Sun
Starring Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen and Lieh Lo BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film was heavily cut for Hong Kong release but was released on 2005 18 rated UK DVD with just one scene missing. The film was released uncut on 2022 18 rated Blu-ray.

Summary Notes

A psychotic craftsman pits two rival Kung-Fu masters against each other while designing special lanterns from a disturbing source.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence:

Reviews

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 99m
pal: 95m
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sexual violence:

This release is based upon the previous UK release but has the cut scene, previously provided on DVD Extras, being spliced back into the film.

cut
pre-cut
cut: 24s
run: 98:29s
pal: 94:33s
18 1980

MPAA Unrated

UK: A pre-cut version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence without further BBFC cuts:
  • 2005 Momentum Pictures video

US:  The same pre-cut version is MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2008 Image DVD but with the cut scene included in the DVD Extras

This version is missing the scene with the first victim Yen-chu having her skin peeled. See pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com

cut
cut
cut: 3:40s
run:  
pal:  
Hong Kong flag
Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Cut by 3:40s for theatrical and DVD release

From pictorial cuts from movie-censorship.com : The cuts were:

  • To remove the scene in the run up to the skin peeling of Yen-chu. Chun Fang rips off Yen-chu's clothes and cuts her head with an axe and a little later inserts the poison into her head wound. Afterwards he cuts her shoulder as the start point to the peeling
  • Note that the subsequent skin peeling of Yen-chu is included in this version, whereas it was missing from the UK DVD.
  • The Hong Kong version is then missing Fang showing Yen-chu her peeled skin and then moving to wash it
  • A scene is missing showing old Tsui being drowned in a barrel of blood
  • A scene with Fang ripping off the Lung's wife's clothes before starting to rape her

 

 

Shopping: Hero...

1997 Hong Kong/China film by Corey Yuen just released on UK Blu-ray in the International Version


Link Here25th May 2022

Hero is a 1997 Hong Kong/China film by Corey Yuen
Starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Biao Yuen and Jessica Hester Hsuan BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists as an International Version and an extended Taiwan Version.
UK: The International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, injury detail:

Promotional Material

From director and writer Corey Yuen (Righting Wrongs, Red Cliff, The Transporter) comes this high-octane tale of criminal gangs, betrayal and greed. When brothers Ma Wing-jing (Taksehi Kaneshiro) and Ma Tai-cheung (Yuen Wah) flee their impoverished homeland to seek their fortune in Shanghai, they at first find more grinding penury when they are forced to work as lowly coolies, however Wing-jing soon becomes embroiled in the seedy world of big city triads and his once insignificant life becomes an arrogant lust for power. This fabulous remake of Cheh Chang's classic The Boxer from Shantung (1972) from the legendary Shaw Brothers studios is given a 90s makeover chock full with stunts, fights and awe inspiring action sequences. A must for collectors of martial arts cinema.

 

 

Shopping: Extreme Prejudice...

1987 USA action crime western by Walter Hill, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here22nd May 2022

Extreme Prejudice is a 1987 USA action crime western by Walter Hill.
Starring Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe and Michael Ironside. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for cinema, VHS and 2000 DVD. Uncut since 2003 DVD. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US. Initially cut in Germany and Australia but was later released uncut.

Summary Notes

When they were kids Texas Ranger Jack Benteen used to be best friends with drug kingpin Cash Bailey. At present, however, the only element linking them together is Jack's girlfriend Sarita, who used to be with Cash. She returns to Cash as a voluntary hostage to make certain that Jack keeps his hands off the drug lord's operation. On top of that, there is a meticulously planned drug bust, in which both Jack and Cash butt heads with CIA-funded paramilitary Maj. Paul Hackett, following his own agenda.

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

Jack Benteen is an old fashioned Texas Ranger working out of El Paso, across the border in a small Mexican village resides his one time childhood friend Cash Bailey, who has become the districts drug running king. The two men have another link in sensual Sarita, a one-time mistress to Cash, and now Jack's lover. Both men run into a CIA-backed para-military group headed by a cold and calculating army major who plans to terminate Cash.

 

 

Shopping: Girls Nite Out...

1982 US film by Robert Deubel, previosuly cut by the BBFC just released uncut on UK Blu-ray


Link Here22nd May 2022
Girls Nite Out is a 1982 US film by Robert Deubel
Starring Julia Montgomery, James Carroll and Suzanne Barnes Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. Passed 15 uncut for 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, bloody images, sex references, sexual threat:

Promotional Material

A host of familiar genre faces including Hal Holbrook ( Creepshow ), Rutanya Alda ( Amityville II: The Possession ), Julia Montgomery ( The Kindred ) and Lauren-Marie Taylor ( Friday the 13th Part 2 ) rounds out the cast of this gloriously mean-spirited slice from the slasher golden age, Girls Nite Out !

The students of DeWitt University are preparing themselves for a night of fun and frolics in the form of an all-night scavenger hunt. Little do they know that they are in fact the ones being hunted... An unhinged assailant, disguised in the college's goofy bear mascot outfit -- and bearing knives for claws, two years before Freddy donned his famous gloves -- is stalking the campus hellbent on carving up co-eds.

Originally released under the only marginally more appropriate title of The Scaremaker , Girls Nite Out is a decidedly singular slasher flick which comes on like a frenetic cross between Animal House and Friday the 13th -- veering from jovial frat antics to jarringly disturbing scenes of the killer shrieking obscenities as he slices up his victims. On this nite out, no one is coming home!

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 2K restoration from 35mm vault elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with genre film critic/author Justin Kerswell and film historian/author Amanda Reyes
  • Staying Alive -- a brand new video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
  • A Savage Mauling -- a brand new video interview with actress Laura Summer
  • Alone in the Dark -- a brand new video interview with actress Lois Robbins
  • It Was a Party! -- a brand new video interview with actor Paul Christie
  • Love & Death -- a brand new video interview with actors Lauren-Marie Taylor and John Didrichsen
  • Archival video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
  • The Scaremaker Alternate Title Card
  • Original Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

 

 

Shopping: The Seventh Curse...

1986 Hong Kong action horror by Ngai Choi Lam set for UK Blu-ray release on 27th June 2022


Link Here20th May 2022

The Seventh Curse is a 1986 Hong Kong action horror by Ngai Choi Lam
Starring Chow Yun-Fat, Siu-Ho Chin and Maggie Cheung Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film was cut by the BBFC for sexual violence in the 18 rated video release of 1998. The 2022 18 rated Blu-ray release is uncut. There are alternative endings whereby editors have shortened or removed the final 2 scenes on account of brevity.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised nudity, injury detail:
  • 2022 88 Films Collector's Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 27th June 2022

Versions

BBFC uncut
uncut
run: 80m
pal: 77m
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sexualised nudity, injury detail:

BBFC cut
cut: 17s
run: 78:40s
pal: 75:31s
18 1980The dubbed English version was passed 18 after 17s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 MIA VHS

The BBFC cut the film as follows:

  • A woman is seen cutting her breasts with a knife. Both the knife cut and the resulting bleeding has been removed.
BBFC cut
cut: 16s
run: 81:11s
pal: 77:56s
18 1980The Cantonese version was passed 18 after 16s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1998 MIA VHS

Cuts as per the English Version

Promotional Material

Starring Chow Yun-fat (Hard Bolied, The Killer, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) The Seventh Curse is a curious entry from Golden Harvest, the legendary production company which had previously bought us the stone cold Bruce Lee classics, Way of the Dragon, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon. When Dr Yuen (Chin Siu-ho) attempts to rescue a girl about to be sacrificed by the Worm Tribe in the middle of a Thailand jungle, he is damned with seven 'Blood Curses'. Though he finds a temporary antidote this will only last a year and he must return to the jungle to find a permanent cure.

The Seventh Curse is an adventurous story of lost tribes and deadly magic. Featuring strange locales, evil sorcerers and monsters, this bonkers thrill fest is a rollicking Asian oddity, a must for collectors of exotic Hong Kong cinema.

 

 

Shopping: Violent City...

1970 Italy/France/US film by Sergio Sollima, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here20th May 2022
Violent City is a 1970 Italy/France/US film by Sergio Sollima
Starring Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas and Jill Ireland BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1971. Later the cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2004. Exists as a full length Italian version and a shortened English version.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for brief strong sex scenes and strong violence:
  • 2022 88 Films [Italian + US Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 16th May 2022

Promotional Material

Starring Charles Bronson (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, DEATH WISH) and Telly Savalas (THE DIRTY DOZEN, HORROR EXPRESS) this early Italian Poliziotteschi movie directed by Sergio Sollima, blasts its way across the screen in a bloody crime thriller of revenge and retribution. After being framed for a murder following a bloody shoot out, assassin Jeff Heston is finally released from prison where he immediately sets about seeking the pair who betrayed him. However, when he refuses to accept an offer to join the gang which set him up in the first place, Heston finds himself murderously pursued through the streets of New Orleans. Like the spaghetti westerns from a few years earlier, Violent City places its protagonist against the mercy of a corrupt system in a violently entertaining story full of twists, turns and surprises.

Extras: 3 Cuts of the Film, 4K Violent City 2K Italian Cut New The Family Version Audio Commentary by Paul Talbot Trailer Poss Mike Segal and or Bill Lustig interviews with Sergio Solima

 

 

House On The Edge Of The Park...

1980 Italian video nasty by Ruggero Deodato just passed 18 uncut by the BBFC


Link Here20th May 2022
House On The Edge Of The Park is a 1980 Italy horror thriller by Ruggero Deodato
Starring David Hess, Annie Belle and Christian Borromeo BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Alex, a psychopathic mechanic, rapes a woman in the park. Later, a debauched couple pull into his shop needing car repair. They invite Alex and his mentally challenged buddy to join them at a decadent suburban party. Once there, Alex amuses himself by raping the guests and tormenting them in various ways.

House on the Edge of the Park has just been passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for an 88 Films release advertised as the Uncut Nasty Edition.

The film has a long history of censorship in the UK:

Banned by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned after 12 minutes of cuts in 2002. Cuts reduced to 43s in 2011, and then uncut for 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Versions

BBFC cut
cut:
run: 91m
pal: 87m
18UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, sadistic violence, strong threat:
  • 2022 88 Films video
Set for Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray release in late 2022 in a release advertised as the Uncut Nasty Edition.
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 43s
run: 91:23s
pal: 87:44s
18UK: Passed 18 for strong sexual violence and threat after 43s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2014 Shameless [Deadato's Cinema of Death set] R2 DVD
  • 2011 Argent/Shameless R0 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Company was required to make cuts to one sequence of sexualised violence in which a razor is traced over a woman's naked body, after which her body is cut with the razor.

According to Shameless, the BBFC originally asked for 16 cuts totalling 1:20s. The BBFC was asked to think again, and it reduced the cuts by 37s, leaving 43s still cut.

The waived cut was 37s to the sex scene between Alex and Lisa which had previously been cut due to the questionability of whether or not Lisa is enjoying her ordeal.

See article from dvdcompare.net . The 43s of cuts are to remove:

  • sight of razor being traced between woman's breasts.
  • sight of razor being traced over woman's breast and nipple.
  • sight of razor being traced over woman's breasts and nipples.
  • sight of razor being traced over woman's breast and nipple and over her body.
  • sight of razor being traced over woman's stomach, with her breast visible.
  • sight of razor being eased inside woman's jeans.
  • As man approaches woman with razor blade, remove all sight of breast and arm being slashed with razor.
  • all sight of razor cutting woman's breast and arm.
  • all sight of razor cutting woman's breast and arm (again).
  • all sight of razor cutting woman's breast and arm (again, for a third time).
  • close sight of razor cutting woman's leg, next to her genitals.
  • close sight of razor cutting woman's leg, next to her genitals (again).
  • sight of razor cutting down woman's body, between her breasts.
BBFC cut
cut
cut: 11:43s
run: 79:15s
pal: 76:05s
18UK: Passed 18 after 11:43s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2009 Cornerstone R2 DVD
  • 2002 Protected/Vipco R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to several sequences of sexual violence, humiliating depictions of female nudity and gross violence

From IMDb:

  • BBFC removed most of the rape and assault scenes
  • heavily edited the razor-slashing of Cindy
  • heavily edited the opening murder scene
  • removed shots of Tony's head being slammed against a table.
uncut
uncut
Video Nasty DPP 39UK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1982 Skyline VHS

Released in October 1982, it was listed as a video nasty in July 1983. It stayed on the list throughout the panic so became one of the collectable DPP39s

banned
banned
rejected

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New Zealand

UK: Banned by the BBFC for:
  • 1981 cinema release

New Zealand: Banned for a 2014 re-release

 

 

Shopping: Son of Samson...

1960 Italy/France/Yugoslavia film by Carlo Campogalliani, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here16th May 2022

Son of Samson is a 1960 Italy/France/Yugoslavia film by Carlo Campogalliani
Starring Mark Forest, Chelo Alonso and Vira Silenti BBFC link 2020 IMDb

A heavily pre-cut version was rated 'A' by the BBFC in 1963. There seem to be several shortened versions.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Marvel at great feats of strength and seduction in the pulse-quickening sword-and-sandal epic, Son of Samson. During the Persian rule over Egypt, the mighty Maciste (bodybuilder Mark Forest, Goliath and the Dragon) travels to the city of Tanis where the evil Queen Smedes (Folies Bergère dancer Chelo Alonso, Sheba and the Gladiator) rules with an iron fist and spreads misery across the land. Possessing legendary brawn and courage, Maciste leads a mass revolt against the queen and her tyrannical reign of terror. Director Carlo Campogalliani (Goliath and the Barbarians, Sword of the Conqueror) delivers the peplum genre goods in this breathtaking Color-and-Scope adventure, also known as Maciste in the Valley of the Kings.

Special Features: -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle and Filmmaker/Historian Michael Varrati -Trailers -Optional English Subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Cursed...

2005 USA / Germany comedy horror thriller by Wes Craven just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here16th May 2022

Cursed is a 2005 USA / Germany comedy horror thriller by Wes Craven.
Starring Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg and Portia de Rossi. BBFC link 2020 IMDb

There exists a Theatrical Version cut for a PG-13 rating and un uncut Unrated Version.

Summary Notes

Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Packed with even more intense thrills than audiences experienced in theaters, the included unrated version of Wes Craven's Cursed brings you the terror of werewolves as never before! Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets), Jesse Eisenberg, (Zombieland), Joshua Jackson (Dr.Death), Judy Greer (Halloween Kills), and Milo Ventimiglia (Kiss of the Damned) find themselves caught up in an unimaginable horror!

A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn that the only way to break the curse put upon them is to kill the one who started it all! From master of horror Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson, the team that brought you Scream, Cursed is frightening, undeniably fun and presented here with both the theatrical and unrated versions!

Bonus Content:
  • 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
  • Behing the Fangs: The Making of Cursed
  • The Cursed Effects
  • Creature Editing 101
  • Becoming a Werewolf
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Selected Scenes with Audio Commentary by Special Makeup Effects Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Actor Derek Mears

 

 

Shopping: Friday the 13th Part 3...

1982 US horror film by Steve Miner, once cut by the MPAA and BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here15th May 2022
Friday the 13th Part 3 is a 1982 US horror film by Steve Miner.
With Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage and Richard Brooker. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 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.
US: Cut and MPAA R Rated for:

Promotional Material

It's spine-tingling horror in a whole new dimension as Friday the 13th Part 3-3D: Deluxe Edition comes to disk! A carefree summer becomes a deadly nightmare for another group of naïve counselors who choose to ignore Camp Crystal Lake's gruesome legacy. They find themselves in a bloody game of cat-and-mouse with the maniacal Jason who stalks their every move...and ruthlessly kills them off one-by-one.

 

 

Shopping: Girl With A Straight Razor...

2021 Canada film by Chris Alexander just released on US Blu-ray with 2 versions


Link Here15th May 2022

Girl With A Straight Razor is a 2021 Canada film by Chris Alexander
Starring Ali Chappell and Thea Munster IMDb

Exists as a Director's Cut and a Producer's Cut/Darkside Cut.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Rising Sun Media [Director's Cut + Expanded Darkside Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 10th May 2022

Promotional Material

She wakes. She walks. She kills. Driven by an instinct she doesn't understand and guided by visions of a ghostly woman in black, only one thing is certain: the blade needs to feed. And the blade needs blood! Driven by an instinct she doesn't fully understand and haunted by memories of another life, Valerie prowls the night, guided by visions of a ghostly woman in black, a razor-wielding female prowls the night in her search for victims... and for answers to her haunting nightmares, which she hopes will bring her face-to-face with her own existential truth. Filmed in 2021 during the pandemic, Girl with a Straight Razor is Canadian cult film director Chris A lexander's (Blood for Irena, Queen of Blood, and Necropolis: Legion) seventh film, and his most defined blood-soaked giallo work to date.

Bonus features include: Audio commentary on the Director's Cut , Three Bonus Short Videos from co-star Thea Munster, Two Versions of the film: The Expanded Darkside Releasing Cut and Chris Alexander's Director's Cut, Giallo/Surreal Holiday Trailer Reel

Version

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut
MPAA UnratedUS: The Director's Cut is MPA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Rising Sun Media [Director's Cut + Expanded Darkside Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
uncut
Darkside Cut
run: 66m
pal: 63m
MPAA UnratedUS: The Darkside Cut/Producer's Cut is MPA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Rising Sun Media [Director's Cut + Expanded Darkside Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad
From IMDb.

An alternate producers cut prepared for the European streaming market runs 66 minutes and includes alternate takes of certain scenes, extra footage not included in the directors cut, different opening and closing credits sequences and additional music and songs. This version appeared on the Darkside Releasing Blu-ray alongside Alexander's official and preferred director's cut.

 

 

Shopping: Pink Flamingos...

1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters set for UK Blu-ray release on 25th July 2022 with previous cuts waived


Link Here13th May 2022
Pink Flamingos is a 1972 USA crime comedy horror by John Waters.
Starring Divine, David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce. Melon Farmers linkYoutube link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for varying amounts for an 18 rating between 1990 and 1999. Uncut and 18 rated for 2008 DVD but this was never released. Formally uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA NC-17 rated in the US.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong real sex, nudity:
  • 2022 Sony/Criterion Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th July 2022

The BBFC agreed to an uncut 18 rated DVD release in 2008 but the release was cancelled. The BBFC commented in 2008 about the 3 cuts to be waived:

  • Probably the most difficult scene was the one featuring a man assaulting a woman with live chickens. However, a careful viewing of the scene suggested that the handling of the chickens, although rough, was no stronger than other scenes of animals being manhandled that had been passed in other films. Furthermore, although the chickens were killed, the killing was quick and clean and therefore not in breach of BBFC policy on animal cruelty.
  • The scene showing a man masturbating and injecting semen into a woman's vagina was grotesque and repulsive, rather than erotic. Although the Board had previously expressed concerns about the non-consensual nature of the scene, the datedness of the film and the lack of credibility of the scene, argued against intervention. With regard to the sexual violence in the scene, the Board's conclusion was that the scene was so over-the-top and so divorced from reality, that the likely response was disgust, shock and horror, rather than arousal.
  • The brief explicit fellatio could be justified by the wider context of the film, in that the whole purpose of the film was to shock, disgust and amuse (in a blackly comic fashion), rather than to arouse, and the explicitness of the image was important in creating the film's effect.

The BBFC's ratings info from 2022 reads:

nudity : There is focus on a man's dilating anus, in close-up detail. There is wider full nudity.

sex : There is a scene of unsimulated fellatio between a fictional mother and son. There are other strong sex scenes, as well as references to ejaculation, masturbation and troilism. A man's semen is seen, in close-up detail.

sexual violence and sexual threat : A man rapes a woman, while daubing her in chicken blood. After masturbating over her, a man artificially inseminates an unconscious female prisoner. A man exposes himself to schoolgirls.

other issues: In unsimulated footage, a woman puts dog excrement in her mouth. There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), regular strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') and discriminatory terms such as 'fag', 'dyke' and 'queen'. A chicken is killed on-screen. Threat, gore and implied violence are strong. There is brief drug misuse.

Promotional Material

When a pair of sociopaths (MINK STOLE and DAVID LOCHARY) with a habit of kidnapping women in order to impregnate them attempt to challenge her title, Divine resolves to show them and the world the true meaning of the word filthy. Incest, cannibalism, shrimping, and film history's most legendary gross-out ending--Waters and his merry band of Dreamlanders leave no taboo unsmashed in this gleefully subversive ode to outsiderhood, in which camp spectacle and pitch-black satire are wielded in an all-out assault on respectability.

 

 

Shopping: The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue...

1974 Spain/Italy video nasty by Jorge Grau set for US Blu-ray release on 7th June 2022


Link Here13th May 2022

The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue is a 1974 Spain/Italy horror by Jorge Grau
Starring Cristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock and Arthur Kennedy Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating where there is also an uncut Unrated version. In the UK the BBFC cut the 1975 cinema release. Cut and uncut versions were released on pre-cert VHS which went onto be banned as video nasties. The VHS was passed 18 by the BBFC in 1985 but only after the original cinema cuts were replied along with additional cuts for video. The BBFC relented in 2002 and the film was passed 18 uncut on DVD.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Reviews

Promotional Material

LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE!

A strange twist of fate brings two young travelers, George (Ray Lovelock, The Cassandra Crossing) and Edna (Christine Galbo, The House That Screamed), to a small town where an experimental agricultural machine may be bringing the dead back to life! As zombies infest the area and attack the living, a bullheaded detective (Academy Award® nominee Arthur Kennedy, Peyton Place) thinks the couple are Satanists responsible for the local killings. George and Edna have to fight for their lives, and prove their innocence, as they try and stop the impending zombie apocalypse!

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (aka "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" and "Don't Open the Window") is a gory horror tale from Spanish director Jorge Grau and widely considered to be one of the best zombie films ever made. Beautifully restored in 4K from the original camera negative, Synapse Films presents the film with the true original English theatrical mono mix and the real opening and closing credit sequences intact.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Exclusive new 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • New 5.1 English stereo surround remix made exclusively for the Synapse Films release
  • Restoration of the true original English language theatrical mono mix
  • Two audio commentaries featuring authors and film scholars Troy Howarth, Nathaniel Thompson and Bruce Holecheck
  • Jorge Grau - Catalonia's Cult Film King (89 mins.) -- This extensive feature-length documentary explores the life and films of director Jorge Grau
  • The Scene of the Crime - Giannetto De Rossi in Discussion from Manchester (16 Mins.) (BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE)
  • Giannetto De Rossi - Q&A at the Festival of Fantastic Films, UK (43 Mins)
  • Theatrical trailer, TV spots and radio spots
  • Newly translated removable English SDH subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Cinderella...

1977 USA erotic musical comedy by Michael Pataki, cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here13th May 2022

The Other Cinderella is a 1977 USA erotic musical comedy by Michael Pataki.
Starring Cheryl Smith, Yana Nirvana and Marilyn Corwin. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1977 cinema release and VHS. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Straight out of the swingin' '70s comes CINDERELLA , an early Charles Band classic that combines salacious sex, silly humor, ribald romance and best of all, utterly insane musical numbers! Perpetually abused by her incestuous stepsisters and wicked stepmother, poor Cinderella finally cuts loose when she gets the chance to attend the Prince's gala orgiastic ball. After the sexually frustrated Prince beds every young woman at the party, he's about to give up on love until he couples up with our enchanted heroine. But when the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella flees, leaving the smitten sovereign feeling blue. Will the prince find true happiness between the legs of his lady love and live lustfully ever after? Directed by Michael Pataki (MANSION OF THE DOOMED) and starring cult actress Cheryl Lynn Rainbeaux Smith (LEMORA, CAGED HEAT, PARASITE), Sy Richardson (THEY LIVE, COLORS) and British glam rocker Brett Smiley, this cheeky, hilarious and unapologetically horny song and dance-filled farce

Bonus features include: Vintage Trailers

 

 

Shopping: Johnny Mnemonic...

1995 Canada/US action thriller by Robert Longo just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here10th May 2022

Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canada/US action thriller by Robert Longo
Starring Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren and Dina Meyer BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Exists as a Theatrical Version and an Extended Japanese Version.

In 2021, 26 years after its original release, Robert Longo has converted the film into a black & white version that is a bit closer to his original intention. That black and white version premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

In the US: Rated R for strong sci-fi violence, and for language

Summary Notes

In 2021, the whole world is connected by the gigantic Internet, and almost a half of the population is suffering from the Nerve Attenuation Syndrome (NAS).Johnny with an implanted memory chip in his brain was ordered to transport the over loaded information from Beijing to Newark. While Pharmakom Industries supported by Yakuza tries to capture him to get the information back, the Low-tech group led by J-Bone tries to break the missing code to download the cure of NAS which Johnny carries.

UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence, injury detail:
  • 2022 101 Films Limited Edition [HD Theatrical Version + SD Japanese Version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 9th May 2022
  • 2022 101 Films Amazon VoD [UK] at UK Amazon #ad

Promotional Material

101 Films presents Robert Longo's cyberpunk classic Johnny Mnemonic (1995), released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Adapted for the screen by visionary writer William Gibson from his own short story and starring Keanu Reeves in a role that paved the way for his lead role in the Matrix series, Johnny Mnemonic is a futuristic thrill-ride that will blow your mind.

It's the year 2021 and Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier with a secret: he is carrying a dangerous stash of information in his mind and must race against time, money and gangsters to deliver the package and save himself. Accompanied by physically enhanced bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer), Johnny sets out to acquire the passwords he needs to save himself. Worse yet, he is hunted by gangster Shinji (Denis Akiyama) and businessman Takahashi (Takeshi), both of whom seek the data Johnny possesses.

Brand New Extras:

  • Audio commentary by film critic Rich Johnson
  • Limited Edition Booklet: Features 'Future Proof: A Cyberpunk 101' by Rich Johnson and 'The Semiotic Ghosts of William Gibson' by Brian J. Robb
  • Limited Edition packaging with new artwork by Lucas Peverill
  • Set of art cards

Additional Extras:

  • Tomorrow Calling (1993), a short film adaptation of William Gibson's short story The Gernsback Continuum
  • Commentary with director Robert Longo
  • Japanese Director's cut (SD)
  • Featurette
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Interviews from the shoot
  • Music video
  • Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Schizoid / X-Ray...

double bill by David Paulsen, Boaz Davidson just released on US 4K Blu-ray with X-Ray having a history of cuts


Link Here8th May 2022

Schizoid / X-Ray is a double bill by David Paulsen, Boaz Davidson
Starring Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes and Marianna Hill

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
  • 2022 Vinegar Syndrome [Schizoid + X-Ray] R0 4K Blu-ray/RA Blu-ray Combo at US Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2022
  • 2022 Vinegar Syndrome Amazon VoD [US] at US Amazon #ad
Schizoid is a 1980 USA / Israel horror mystery thriller by David Paulsen.
Starring Klaus Kinski and Donna Wilkes and Marianna Hill. IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this film
X-Ray is a 1981 USA horror thriller by Boaz Davidson.
Starring Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia and Jon Van Ness. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
A heavily pre-cut version was passed X without BBFC cuts for 1981 cinema release. Rank subsequently released the same pre-cut version on pre-cert VHS in 1983. The 2015 Blu-ray release is the full length uncut version. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Promotional Material

Before becoming known for their over-the-top action spectacles, Cannon Films dabbled in the early 80s slasher craze, producing a handful of original slice n' dice classics, two of which are presented here on 4K UHD for the first time, from Vinegar Syndrome!

SCHIZOID

Pieter Fales is a renowned psychiatrist who is unable to reconcile his relationship with his teenage daughter, Alison. Julie, one of Pieter's patients, is a successful advice columnist in the midst of a messy divorce, who has also started receiving threatening letters. When a black clad, scissors wielding killer begins murdering people in Julie's life, she begins to suspect that her unknown writer and this mystery assailant might be one and the same...

Taking strong stylistic cues from the giallo genre, director David Paulsen's ( Savage Weekend ) SCHIZOID , is a delirious whodunit headlined by cult film superstar, Klaus Kinski ( Nosferatu the Vampyre ), alongside Donna Wilkes ( Angel ), Marianna Hill ( Messiah of Evil ), and an early appearance from Christopher Lloyd ( Back to the Future ), all amplified with a throbbing electronic score by Craig Huxley and presented here from a stunning new 4K restoration!

X-RAY

When Susan was a little girl, she rejected the Valentine of a lovestruck classmate. Decades later, she's come to the hospital for a routine medical examination. But when her x-rays seem to show something unusual, Susan finds herself trapped in a bizarre medical nightmare, made all the worse as her vengeful childhood valentine, disguised among the hospital staff, begins murdering everyone in his path as a means of proving his undying 'romantic' obsession...

With its exceptionally colorful cinematography by Nicholas Josef von Sternberg ( Slaughterhouse Rock ) and otherworldly sense of surrealism, trailblazing Israeli filmmaker Boaz Davidson's ( The Last American Virgin ) sole foray into horror cinema, X-RAY (aka Hospital Massacre ) is a slasher like no other and has been freshly restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative, allowing its one-of-a-kind weirdness to be experienced as never before.

Bonus Features:
1. 3-disc Set: 2 4K Ultra HDs and 1 Region A Blu-ray
2. 4K UHDs presented in High-Dynamic-Range
3. Newly scanned & restored in 4K from their 35mm original camera negatives
4. "Shooting by March" - a brand new interview with Schizoid writer/director David Paulsen
5. "Hide the Scissors" - a brand new interview with Schizoid actress Donna Wilkes
6. "Blood in the Jacuzzi" - a brand new interview with Schizoid makeup artist Erica Ueland
7. "A Wellesley Graduate" - a brand new interview with Schizoid actress Flo Lawrence
8. "Ultra Violet Vengeance: The Talent & Technicians of X-Ray" - a brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew of X-Ray
9. "Bad Medicine" - an archival interview with X-Ray director Boaz Davidson
10. Original theatrical trailer for Schizoid
11. Inside cover artwork
12. English SDH subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Dreadnaught...

1981 Hong Kong action comedy by Woo-Ping Yuen, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here6th May 2022

Dreadnaught is a 1981 Hong Kong action comedy by Woo-Ping Yuen
Starring Biao Yuen, Ka-Yan Leung and Shun-Yee Yuen BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty for 18 rated video in 1999. The same cuts continued to 15 rated DVD in 2006, but the 15 rated Blu-ray of 2022 is uncut.

UK: BBFC details not yet published for an uncut release:
  • 22022 Eureka Classics Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 25th April 2022

Promotional Material

Directed by legendary action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping ( The Matrix;Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ), Dreadnaught expertly blends majestic action sequences with superb physical comedy, courtesy of stars Yuen Biao, Bryan Leung Kar-yan , and Yuen Shun-yee .

A violent criminal known only as 'White Tiger' (Yuen Shun-yee; Iron Monkey ) is hiding amongst a theatre troupe, murdering anyone who discovers his identity (as well as anyone who happens to annoy him). Mousy, a timid laundry man (Yuen Biao; Project A ), crosses paths with White Tiger several times but always manages to escape. When the killer instead targets his friend (Bryan "Beardy" Leung; Warriors Two ), Mousy must overcome his cowardly nature and acquire the skills necessary to defeat the White Tiger.

Notable for being the final film in which Kwan Tak-hing portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung (and, oddly enough, for its famous laundry scene being directly referenced in Batman Forever ), Dreadnaught is a cult favourite amongst martial arts fans, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration!

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES

Limited Edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [First Print Run of 2000 copies only] | Reversible sleeve design featuring original poster artwork | Original Cantonese mono audio | Optional English dubbed audio | Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release | Brand new feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) | Brand new feature length audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema | Archival interview with actress Lily Li (21 mins) | Trailers | PLUS: A Limited-Edition collector's booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver [First Print Run of 2000 copies only] | *All extras subject to change PRESS "the action is consistently inventive and smartly done" -- Cine Outsider "Woo-ping embraces far-out wackiness at every turn and explores some truly untapped territory with a cast more than adept at handling the pace" -- Kung Fu Movie Guide " impossible to resist Dreadnaught 's crazed high-wire act. " -- Village Voice

 

 

Shopping: Caligula and Messalina...

1981 Italy/France action biography by Bruno Mattei, Antonio Passalia, Jean-Jacques Renon just released on US Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions


Link Here4th May 2022
Caligula & Messalina is a 1981 Italy/France action biography by Bruno Mattei, Antonio Passalia, Jean-Jacques Renon
Starring Vladimir Brajovic, Betty Roland and Françoise Blanchard Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

This co-production has two different language versions, with some scenes shot differently but with basically the same cast. The original Italian version runs 111 minutes, and has less nudity; the French version runs 96 minutes, and has more nudity. There is also a sexier Explicit Italian version.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Severin [Explicit Italian version + US Unrated version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2022
  • 2022 Severin [Explicit Italian version + US Unrated version] R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2022

Promotional Material

WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF THE EXTREME ITALIAN VERSION ON DVD!

In one of the earliest entries in the subgenre, ItaloFilth veteran Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL, WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE) set the Caligsploitation standard for informative history, raid-the-peplum-props ingenuity and jaw-dropping depictions of ancient Roman depravity: When the deranged emperor (Vladimir Brajovic of THE STORY OF O) falls for an insatiable gladiatrix (Betty Roland of Mattei's CALIGULA REINCARNATED AS NERO), their reign will launch a mind-bending bacchanal of torture, sodomy, incest, castration, borrowed footage and aroused livestock. Françoise Blanchard (THE LIVING DEAD GIRL), Florence Guérin (Cozzi's THE BLACK CAT) and the infamous Sal Boris (THE BEAST IN HEAT) co-star in this saga of saturnalian obscenity, presented in both the Explicit Italian Version and Unrated U.S. Release scanned in 2K from their original negatives.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Caligula: The Life Behind The Legend -- Interview With Anthony A. Barrett, Author Of Caligula: The Corruption Of Power Trailer

 

 

Shopping: The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter...

1984 Hong Kong action drama by Chia-Liang Liu. once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here4th May 2022
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter is a 1984 Hong Kong action drama by Chia-Liang Liu.
Starring Chia-Hui Liu and Sheng Fu and Lily Li. BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated 1984 cinema release and 18 rated 1987 VHS. The cuts were waived for 2020 Blu-ray release

Summary Notes

The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, only two of the seven sons survive. One remains hidden by the family while the other lives on the run. The traitorous general must find them and silence them before either of them can testify to the Emperor of his treachery.

UK: Passed uncut for:

Summary Notes

The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, only two of the seven sons survive. One remains hidden by the family while the other lives on the run. The traitorous general must find them and silence them before either of them can testify to the Emperor of his treachery.

 

 

Shopping: Caligula: The Untold Story...

1981 Italy adult drama by Joe D'Amato just released, once banned and cut by the BBFC, on US Blu-ray and DVD with 2 versions


Link Here2nd May 2022
Caligula: The Untold Story is a 1981 Italy adult drama by Joe D'Amato
With David Brandon, Laura Gemser and Luciano Bartoli. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The Original Version features hardcore footage not involving the lead players. A softcore US Version was also produced which was extensively cut by the BBFC for 18 rated UK cinema release in 1984. This version was later banned by the BBFC for 1987 VHS. The Italian Version is longer than the US Softcore Version but still excludes the hardcore footage.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Severin [Explicit + Softcore Versions] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2022
  • 2022 Severin [Explicit + Softcore Versions] R1 DVD at US Amazon #ad released on 26th April 2022

Reviews

Promotional Material

HE CROSSED A LINE MOST PEOPLE NEVER DARE TO MAKE! Only legendary maestro di sleaze Joe D'Amato (EMANUELLE IN AMERICA, ABSURD) could outdo the original CALIGULA for twisted sex, maniacal violence, and eye-popping perversion: David Brandon (BEYOND DARKNESS, STAGEFRIGHT) stars as the insane young emperor whose love of brutality and degradation is surpassed only by his hunger for enslaved virgins, cruel vengeance, extreme acts of 'horseplay' and beyond. Laura Gemser (BLACK EMANUELLE), Gabriele Tinti (ENDGAME), Charles Borromel (ABSURD) and future director Michele Soavi (CEMETERY MAN) star in this epic of orgiastic excess written by D'Amato and Luigi Montefiori/George Eastman (ANTHROPOPHAGUS) with a lavish score by Carlo Maria Cordio (SHOCKING DARK), presented in both the Explicit Italian Version and U.S. Release scanned in 2K from their original negatives with depraved new Special Features.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Trailer

 

 

Shopping: Bilitis...

1977 France/Italy romance by David Hamilton, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


Link Here2nd May 2022

Bilitis is a 1977 France/Italy romance by David Hamilton
Starring Patti D'Arbanville, Mona Kristensen and Bernard Giraudeau BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The 1977 UK cinema release was uncut and X rated but the 1987 18 rated VHS release was cut for sexual violence references. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2005. Unuct and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

UK: Previously passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity and sexual violence:

Promotional Material

A coming of age story centring on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation. Shot by famous photographer David Hamilton and based on the novel by Pierre Louys.

 

 

Shopping: Dr. Phibes Double Feature...

Double bill by Robert Fuest, wit both films once being cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here30th April 2022

Dr. Phibes Double Feature is a double bill by Robert Fuest
Starring Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten and Peter Cushing

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
  • 2022 Kl Studio Classics [Dr. Phibes Double Feature] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 12th April 2022
The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a 1971 UK/USA comedy horror fantasy by Robert Fuest.
With Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten and Hugh Griffith. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb
The BBFC cut the X rated 1971 cinema release, but the film is uncut and 15 rated on home video

Dr. Phibes Rises Again is a 1972 UK/USA comedy horror fantasy by Robert Fuest.
With Vincent Price, Robert Quarry and Valli Kemp. Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for the X rated 1972 cinema release. Uncut and 15 rated on 2003 DVD

Promotional Material

THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971) Meet Doctor Phibes: a one-time concert musician who's now an all-time crazed murderer. In this clever, crypt-kicking classic, horrormeister Vincent Price (The Raven, The Last Man on Earth) plays a diabolical doc seeking the ultimate in revenge with precision creepiness and surgical wit. Watch Dr. Phibes live up to his promise: "Nine killed her, nine shall die, nine eternies in doom!" After a team of surgeons botch his beloved wife's surgery, leaving her for dead, the emotionally distraught Dr. Phibes creatively concocts a fatal prescription for revenge. Using the Good Book as his guide, Phibes unleashes a score of old testament atrocities--from a plague of locusts to an attack of rats--on his enemies that climax in what may be one of the eeriest endings on screen record! Robert Fuest (And Soon the Darkness) directed this darkly comic shocker that features Joseph Cotten (Baron Blood), Hugh Griffith (So Evil My Love), Terry-Thomas (The Green Man) and Virginia North (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) as the doc's evil assistant Vulnavia.

DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN (1972) Flesh Crawls! Blood Curdles! Phibes Lives! This sequel to The Abominable Dr. Phibes again features Vincent Price (Scream and Scream Again, House of the Long Shadows) as one of his most perfect horror villains in his long list of evil-doers. The eminent Dr. Phibes awakens from a decade of suspended animation and heads to Egypt with his mute aide-de-camp Vulnavia and the corpse of his dead wife. To resurrect his spouse, Phibes gets up to his usual, diabolical tricks: cleverly murdering people in strange and heinous ways to invoke a magical incantation. But once he is in the tomb of the dead Pharaohs, the good doctor discovers that his pursuit of an afterlife may be foiled by his nemesis who wants to end the reign of this sadistic surgeon of gore. Robert Fuest (The Devil's Rain) directed this spine-tingling romp that features Robert Quarry (Madhouse), Peter Jeffrey (Ring of Bright Water), Fiona Lewis (Tintorera) and Hugh Griffith (Cry of the Banshee), with guest stars Peter Cushing (The Skull), Beryl Reid (The Killing of Sister George) and Terry-Thomas (Danger: Diabolik).

Blu-ray Extras Include:
-Audio Commentary for THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES by Director Robert Fuest
-Audio Commentary for THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES Commentary by Justin Humphreys, the Author of THE DR. PHIBES COMPANION
-NEW Audio Commentary for DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN by Justin Humphreys, the Author of THE DR. PHIBES COMPANION
-Audio Commentary for DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN by Film Historian Tim Lucas
-DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN Radio Spots
-Theatrical Trailers for THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES and DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN
-Optional English Subtitles

 

 

Shopping: Reform School Girls...

1986 USA crime thriller by Tom DeSimone, once cut by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here30th April 2022

Reform School Girls is a 1986 USA crime thriller by Tom DeSimone.
Starring Linda Carol, Wendy O Williams and Pat Ast. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS. Uncut for 18 rated DVD in 2016. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

 

 

Shopping: Rogue Cops and Racketeers: Two Crime Thrillers from Enzo G. Castellari...

Double bill by Enzo G Castellari just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here 27th April 2022

Rogue Cops and Racketeers: Two Crime Thrillers from Enzo G. Castellari is a double bill by Enzo G. Castellari
Starring Glauco Onorato, Marcella Michelangeli and Orso Maria Guerrini

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2022 Arrow [Rogue Cops & Racketeers] Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 19th April 2022
The Big Racket is a 1976 Italian crime film by Enzo G Castellari.
With Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia and Renzo Palmer. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Cut for 18 rated 2003 VHS. Later restored for presumably uncut Blu-ray in 2022. Uncut in the US

The Heroin Busters is a 1977 Italy action thriller by Enzo G. Castellari
Starring Fabio Testi, David Hemmings and Sherry Buchanan IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this film

Reviews

Promotional Material

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation and relocates his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest--within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen --animals turn malevolent, crops fail, one child disappears and another seems to become possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, daughter Thomasin is accused of witchcraft.

Special Features:
  • Feature 4K UHD and Blu-ray with bonus features on both formats
  • 4K UHD presented in Dolby Vision HDR
  • Archive audio commentary by Director Robert Eggers
  • New audio commentary by film writer and broadcaster Anna Bogutskaya
  • A Puritan Nightmare: a new interview with Robert Eggers
  • Embracing Darkness: a new interview with Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Love Thy Father: a new interview Ralph Ineson
  • A Pious Wife: a new interview with Actor Kate Dickie
  • Caleb's Lament: a new interview with Actor Harvey Scrimshaw
  • A Primal Folktale: features interviews with Robert Eggers and cast
  • BFI London Film Festival Q&A with Robert Eggers, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Producer Jay Van Hoy
  • Brothers: a short film by Robert Eggers
  • Optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Limited Edition Contents:
  • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Peter Diamond
  • 150-page hardback book with new essays by Emerson W Baker, Daniel Bird, Anton Bitel, Charles Bramesco, Lillian Crawford, Shelagh Rowan-Legg and Anya Stanley plus stills, costume, and production design gallery.
  • 6 collectors' art cards

 

 

Shopping: Rogue Cops and Racketeers: Two Crime Thrillers from Enzo G. Castellari...

Double bill by Enzo G Castellari just released on UK Blu-ray with The Big Racket once being banned by the BBFC


Link Here 26th April 2022

Rogue Cops and Racketeers: Two Crime Thrillers from Enzo G. Castellari is a double bill by Enzo G. Castellari
Starring Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia and David Hemmings

UK: Aggregate 18 rated:
  • 2022 Arrow [Rogue Cops & Racketeers] Limited Edition R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 18th April 2022
The Big Racket is a 1976 Italian crime film by Enzo G Castellari.
With Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia and Renzo Palmer. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Cut for 18 rated 2003 VHS. Later restored for uncut 18 rated Blu-ray in 2022. Uncut in the US

The Heroin Busters is a 1977 Italy action thriller by Enzo G. Castellari
Starring Fabio Testi, David Hemmings and Sherry Buchanan IMDb
There are no censorship issues with this 15 rated film

Reviews

Promotional Material

Over a long and wide-ranging career, director Enzo G. Castellari (Keoma, The Inglorious Bastards) helmed some of the most infamous of all the poliziotteschi -- the gritty, action-packed crime films that proliferated in Italy throughout the 70s. Buckle up for a heart-stopping thrill ride through the seedy underbelly of Italian society in two of his most celebrated thrillers! In 1976's The Big Racket, Inspector Nico Palmieri (Fabio Testi, What Have You Done to Solange?) is hot on the heels of a gang of ruthless racketeers. Realizing he's not going to get anywhere within the confines of the law, Nico recruits a crack squad of civilians to dole out their own brand of justice.

Then, in 1977's The Heroin Busters, rule-flouting cop Fabio (Testi) goes deep undercover, chasing a globe-trotting ring of drug-smugglers suspected to be operating out of Rome. But can he and Mike Hamilton (David Hemmings, Deep Red), an Interpol agent with a hair-trigger temper, stay one step ahead of the criminals long enough to bring them down from the inside?

Featuring death-defying stunts, explosive shoot-outs and a pair of addictive, toe-tapping soundtracks courtesy of the De Angelis brothers (Torso) and legendary prog rock group Goblin (Suspiria), these two films represent the crème de la crème of the Italian crime thriller, both making their high definition debuts with stunning new restorations in this feature-packed box set from Arrow!

2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS - Brand new 2K restorations of both films from the original 35mm camera negatives by Arrow Films - High Definition Blu-ray® (1080p) presentations - Original Italian and English front and end titles - Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks - Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks - New audio commentaries on both films by critics Adrian J. Smith and David Flint - Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Roberto Curti and Barry Forshaw - Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch - Twelve double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards

DISC 1 -- THE BIG RACKET - The Years of Racketeering, a new video interview with co-writer/director Enzo G. Castellari - Violent Times, a new video interview with actor Fabio Testi - Angel Face for a Tough Guy, a new video interview with actor Massimo Vanni - King of Movieola, a new video interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci - The Great Racket, a new appreciation and career retrospective of composers Guido and Maurizio De Angelis by musician and disc collector Lovely Jon - Theatrical trailer - Image gallery

DISC 2 -- THE HEROIN BUSTERS - Endless Pursuit, a new video interview with co-writer/director Enzo G. Castellari - Drug Squad, a new video interview with actor Fabio Testi - The Drug Dealer, a new video interview with actor Massimo Vanni - How They Killed Italian Cinema, a new video interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci - A Cop on the Set, a new video interview with retired poliziotto and criminologist Nicola Longo - The Eardrum Busters, a new appreciation and career retrospective of composers Goblin by musician and disc collector Lovely Jon - Theatrical trailer - Image gallery

 

 

Shopping: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer...

1986 USA crime horror biography by John McNaughton, previously much cut by the BBFC, just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here26th April 2022

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a 1986 USA crime horror biography by John McNaughton.
With Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold and Tom Towles. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Heavily cut by the BBFC in varying ways until 2003 when the Director's Cut was passed 18 uncut. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

Thanks to Jon, April 2022: Faulty disks

All copies of the Arrow 4K and regular Blu-Ray versions are faulty! They contain a picture glitch that occurs for about three seconds around the 28m mark. The Blu-Ray also has an additional fault, with the transfer of the film being in the incorrect colour range. (It looks bleached-out all the way through the entire film.)

Customers who've bought either version should wait to hear from Arrow's social media teams on Facebook on how to get their discs repla

Cutting Edge

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Gavin Salkeld's Cutting Edge Episode 17:
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Promotional Material

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

- Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negatives, approved by John McNaughton
- 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in HDR10
- Original 2.0 stereo mix and 5.1 DTS-HD Master audio
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Eric Adrian Lee
- Limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Shaun Kimber, Peter Vronsky, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Julian Petley
- Booklet containing the original storyboards for Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
- Double-sided fold-out poster
- Six collector's postcards (Limited Edition exclusive)

DISC ONE -- FEATURE & EXTRAS (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY)

- Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negatives
- 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in HDR10
- Brand new audio commentary by John McNaughton & Steven A. Jones
- Two archive commentaries by John McNaughton
- Scene specific commentaries with John McNaughton and critic Nigel Floyd
- Deleted scenes and outtakes
- Original script
- Original theatrical and 30th anniversary trailers
- Image gallery

DISC TWO -- BONUS DISC (BLU-RAY)

- Portrait: The Making of Henry, a 50-minute behind-the-scenes documentary
- In Defense of Henry, an appreciation by Joe Swanberg, Kim Morgan, Jeffrey Sconce, Joe Bob Briggs and Errol Morris
- Twisting the Lens: The Diegetic Camera and Voyeurism in Henry, exclusive new documentary with John McNaughton, Adam Rockoff, Anna Bogutskaya and Jonathan Rigby discussing killers behind cameras
- Henry vs. MPAA: A Visual History, the story of the struggle to get Henry into North American theatres
- Henry at the BBFC with Stephen Thrower, discussing Henry's troubled history at the hands of the British censors
- John McNaughton on Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, exclusive new interview with John McNaughton and Stephen A. Jones, conducted at the time of Henry's UK premiere in February 1990
- Interview with John McNaughton, from 1998
- It's Either You... Or Them: An Interview with Joe Coleman, the artist behind Henry's legendary original theatrical release poster
- John McNaughton in conversation with Nigel Floyd, interview from 2003
- In the Round: A Conversation with John McNaughton, conducted by Spencer Parsons in 2016

 

 

Shopping: Dear Evan Hansen...

2021 US music drama by Stephen Chbosky just released on UK 4K Blu-ray


Link Here25th April 2022

Dear Evan Hansen is a 2021 US music drama by Stephen Chbosky
Starring Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever and Amandla Stenberg BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film was submitted to the BBFC twice in 2021 with both versions being rated 12A with the same trigger warning.

In the US: Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving suicide, brief strong language and some suggestive reference

Summary Notes

Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following t...

UK: Passed 12 uncut with a BBFC trigger warning for mental health theme, suicide references, sex and drug references, language:

Promotional Material

The breath-taking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky ("The Perks of Being A Wallflower," "Wonder"), the film is written for the screen by the show's Tony winner Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by the show's Oscar®, Grammy and Tony-winning song-writing team of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul ("La La Land," "The Greatest Showman"). Featuring Grammy winning songs, including the iconic anthem "You Will Be Found," "Waving Through a Window," "For Forever" and "Words Fail," "Dear Evan Hansen" stars six-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams, Oscar® winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Colton Ryan, Nik Dodani, DeMarius Copes and Danny Pino.

 

 

Shopping: Night Creatures...

1962 UK Hammer horror adventure by Peter Graham Scott just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here25th April 2022

Night Creatures (aka Captain Clegg) is a 1962 UK horror mystery adventure by Peter Graham Scott.
Starring Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain and Patrick Allen. Melon Farmers link YouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Uncut in the UK and US. Home videos are noted as running around 80m but the BBFC noted an unlikely running time of 105 minutes for 1962 cinema release
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

In the 18th century, a Navy captain (Patrick Allen, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth) and his sailors investigate the rampaging "marsh phantoms" terrorizing a coastal town, but their search is hindered by Reverend Dr. Blyss (horror legend Peter Cushing) and a horrifying curse. Directed by Peter Graham Scott, this chiller also stars Oliver Reed (The Curse Of The Werewolf), Yvonne Romain (Circus Of Horrors) and Hammer Films regular Michael Ripper (Quatermass And The Pit).

Bonus Content:

  • 2K Scan from the Interpositive
  • Audio Commentary with Film Historian Bruce Hallenbeck
  • Pulp Friction -- The Cinematic Captain Clegg -- An Interview With Author/Film Historian Kim Newman
  • The Hammer Must Fall: Peter Cushing's Changing Directions -- An Interview With Author/Film Historian Jonathan Rigby
  • Brian with Bowie -- An Interview with Special Effects Artist Brian Johnson
  • The Making of Captain Clegg Hosted by Author Wayne Kinsey
  • The Mossman Legacy: George Mossman's Carriage Collection
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

 

 

Carry On Loving...

Continuing a series of old BBFC category cuts


Link Here24th April 2022
  Carry On Loving is a 1970 UK comedy romance by Gerald Thomas
Starring Sidney James, Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey Melon Farmers link  BBFC link 2020  IMDb

BBFC cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1970. The same cut version was released on home video with a PG rating.

Summary Notes

The Wedded Bliss computer dating agency aims to bring together the lonely hearts of Much Snogging on-the-Green. Its owner, Sidney Bliss, has enough complications in his own love life, but still produces a pamphlet called "The Wit to Woo". The strange collection of hopefuls lead to some outlandish matches, and jealousies are bound to lead to trouble.

Versions

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run: 89:39s
pal: 86:04s
PG 1980

A 1970

UK: The cut cinems version was passed PG uncut: UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC category cuts
  • 1970 cinema release

Thanks to Vince. The BBFC cuts list required the removal of the dialogue lines

  • "You can't do much with your little finger" (from an exchange between Sid and Terry)
  • "You know, putting it in, the meat" (which lost the last two words from Jenny's description of her job as a sausage packer to Sally).
  • "You can't do much with your little finger."
  • cry of "I can feel it.""I can feel it."

 

 

Shopping: Bilitis...

1977 France/Italy romance by David Hamilton, was once cut by the BBFC for VHS, just released on US Blu-ray


Link Here24th April 2022

Bilitis is a 1977 France/Italy romance by David Hamilton
Starring Patti D'Arbanville, Mona Kristensen and Bernard Giraudeau BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The 1977 UK cinema release was uncut and X rated but the 1987 18 rated VHS release was cut for sexual violence references. The BBFC cuts were waived for 18 rated DVD in 2005. Unuct and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

Taking its name from the ironic moniker for late 1960s and '70s New York, Fun City Editions is a new boutique label focused on reissues of maverick repertory cinema and music that can best be described as works that exist "outside of their time." Spanning an array of genres, artists and countries, but with a unifying focus on forgotten and overlooked treasures, each Fun City release, be it a Blu-ray or vinyl LP, will present new restorations and comprehensive extras which contextualize and illuminate the artistic and historic value of the piece. Vinegar Syndrome's sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

Cult favorite Patti D'Arbanville (Andy Warhol's Flesh, Big Wednesday and Rancho Deluxe) essays the title role in Bilitis, the directorial debut of photographer David Hamilton. Based on the erotic nineteenth century poetry of Pierre Louÿs, the film's script was co-written by filmmaker and novelist Catherine Breillat (A Real Young Girl and Fat Girl). Spending the summer in the French countryside with elegant and beautiful family friend Barbara (Mona Kristensen), young Bilitis comes of age and learns valuable--if sometimes painful--lessons about intimacy, romance and love. D'Arbanville, who had been part of Warhol's Factory and was the inspiration for some of Cat Stevens' most beloved songs, effectively plays the sheltered young woman who becomes steadily wiser as the story progresses. The film is considerably elevated by the sumptuous score by famed French composer Francis Lai (Love Story and A Man and a Woman), which became a worldwide best-selling record. Hamilton's trademark soft focus photographic style is faithfully rendered on film by the cinematography of Bernard Daillencourt (Walerian Borowczyk's Immoral Tales, La Marge and The Beast). Bilitis has been richly restored in 4K, from the original camera negative, for this first-ever North American Blu-ray edition.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEW 4K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
  • Video interview with camera operator Noël Very
  • Newly recorded audio commentary by critics Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson
  • Booklet with a new essay by Samm Deighan
  • English subtitles
  • REGION-FREE

 

 

Shopping: I Spit On Your Grave...

1978 US video nasty by Meir Zarchi, still cut in the UK, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here22nd April 2022

I Spit on Your Grave is a 1978 US revenge film by Meir Zarchi.
With Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The film was banned as one of the most notable video nasties in 1983. It was unbanned after massive 7m:02s of BBFC cuts for 2001 and 2006 DVD. These cuts were reduced to 2m:54s in 2010, and to 1m:41s for 2020 Blu-ray. Cut in the US for an R rating but MPAA Unrated releases are uncut.

Summary Notes

The film follows Jennifer, a writer who is working on a new novel and needs to get out of the city to finish it. She rents a riverside cabin in upstate New York to work on her novel, attracting the attention of a number of rowdy male locals. They catch Jennifer one day and strip her naked for the village idiot (Matthew) and rape her. Jennifer is later attacked and raped a further two times by the four degenerates, and her novel is also destroyed. But Jennifer recovers, and in her now-twisted, psychotic state, she begins to seek revenge on the men.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Promotional Material

THIS WOMAN HAS JUST CUT, CHOPPED, BROKEN AND BURNED FOUR MEN BEYOND RECOGNITION... BUT NO JURY WOULD EVER CONVICT HER!

In 1978, one film changed the face of cinema forever. Now, 44 years later, the original and notorious I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (aka Day of the Woman) is back and still refusing to be buried! In this new limited edition 4K UHD 3 disc set, you can re-experience the phenomenon that shocked and divided the world - and influenced an entire genre and generation of filmmakers - in Ultra High Definition. Featuring a brand new 2021 4K HDR Remaster done by Ronin Flix on 4K Ultra HD, the 2020 4K scan and restoration of director Meir Zarchi's uncut 35mm original camera negative and the restored original mono soundtrack on Blu-ray, a bonus Blu-ray including the feature length documentary Growing up with I Spit on Your Grave (2019) and all of the historical Ronin Flix Blu-ray special features, this landmark 4K Ultra HD set belongs in every cinephiles collection.

Camille Keaton (What Have You Done to Solange?, Tragic Ceremony) stars as Jennifer Hills, a young and beautiful career woman who rents a backwoods cabin to write her first novel. Attacked by a group of local lowlifes and left for dead, she devises a horrific plan to inflict revenge in some of the most unforgettable scenes ever shot on film.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
 
  • Collectible 3 Disc set features a new Ronin Flix 2021 4K HDR REMASTER, the original Uncut I Spit on Your Grave Feature Film on 4K UHD and Blu-ray, and bonus Growing up with I Spit on Your Grave Blu-ray

    DISC 1 - I Spit on Your Grave (1978) 4K UHD Blu-ray:
     

  • 4K ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION BLU-RAY 2160P WIDESCREEN PRESENTATION (HDR10) (1:85:1) UTILIZING THE NEW 2021 4K HDR REMASTER done by Ronin Flix
  • RESTORED DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO MONO, DTS-HD 5.1 SURROUND and DTS-HD 2.0 STEREO
  • Audio Commentary with writer / director Meir Zarchi
  • Audio Commentary with Film Critic Joe Bob Briggs

    DISC 2 - I Spit on Your Grave (1978) Blu-ray:
     

  • HIGH DEFINITION BLU-RAY 1080P WIDESCREEN PRESENTATION (1.85:1) UTILIZING THE 2020 4K SCAN AND RESTORATION OF DIRECTOR MEIR ZARCHI'S 35 MM ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE done by Ronin Flix
  • RESTORED DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO MONO and DTS-HD 5.1 SURROUND
  • Jennifer's Journey - the locations of I Spit on Your Grave featurette hosted by writer Michael Gingold
  • Audio Commentary with writer / director Meir Zarchi
  • Audio Commentary with Film Critic Joe Bob Briggs
  • The Value of Vengeance - Meir Zarchi Remembers I Spit on Your Grave
  • Alternate Day of the Woman Opening Title
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV & Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Slideshow with Rare & Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the Set

    DISC 3: Growing up with I Spit on Your Grave (2019) Blu-ray:
     

  • HIGH DEFINITION BLU-RAY 1080P WIDESCREEN PRESENTATION (1.85:1) OF THE ORIGINAL FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
  • DTS-HD 5.1 SURROUND
  • EXCLUSIVE Deleted Scenes
  • Terry Zarchi's 8mm film starring Camille Keaton, Home Movies -- Camille and Meir's wedding
  • Trailer
  •  

     

    Shopping: Beware! Children at Play...

    1989 US horror thriller by Mik Cribben, cut for an MPAA R rating, just released on US Blu-ray


    Link Here22nd April 2022

    Beware! Children at Play is a 1989 US horror thriller by Mik Cribben
    Starring Michael Robertson, Rich Hamilton and Robin Lilly IMDb

    The unrated video release features brutal and graphic murders of small children not seen in the R Rated version.

    In the US: Rated R for violence and gore, and for some sexuality

    Summary Notes

    After several children have gone missing, a writer and a cop decide to get to the bottom of the problem once and for all. As they find more and more leads they discover that their children are being brainwashed into zombified cannibal killers by a disturbed teen.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    Young Glenn and his father have gone into the woods for a fun-filled camping adventure. But when dad steps into a bear trap, the pair find themselves stranded miles from civilization, with limited supplies and nothing to eat. After his dad dies, Glenn, as a matter of survival, is forced to consume his flesh. Years later, children from a nearby town begin to disappear into the woods, never to be seen again, while adults are murdered in the most savage of fashions. Could not-so-young-anymore Glenn have something to do with all the mayhem?

    Shamelessly trashy and a whole lot of fun, prolific cinematographer Mik Cribben's ( The Defiance of Good ) sole directorial effort, BEWARE: CHILDREN AT PLAY , is a no holds barred assault on good taste, with a plethora of ultra gory and creative deaths and one of the most ridiculous endings in the history of horror cinema. Another victim of decades of poor quality VHS copies, Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to offer the world Blu-ray debut of BEWARE: CHILDREN AT PLAY , newly restored from its 35mm original camera negative.

    Bonus Features:

    1. Region Free Blu-ray
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2K from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. Brand new commentary track with director Mik Cribben
    4. "Why I Don't Have Children" - an extended making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew
    5. Brand new interview with Mik Cribben
    6. Archival interview with Mik Cribben
    7. Reversible cover artwork
    8. English SDH subtitles +

     

     

    Shopping: House On the Edge of the Park...

    1980 Italian video nasty by Ruggero Deodato just released on US Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here20th April 2022

    House on the Edge of the Park is a 1980 Italian horror thriller by Ruggero Deodato
    With David Hess and Annie Belle. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Banned by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned after 12 minutes of cuts in 2002. Cuts reduced to 43s in 2011. Uncut in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

    Promotional Material

    ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN... EVERYTHING DID!

    3-DISC LIMITED EDITION INCLUDES REMASTERED UNCUT 4K SCAN, NEW DOCUMENTARY + SOUNDTRACK CD

    For his follow-up to CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, director Ruggero Deodato delivered a shocker packed with even more cruelty and controversy. 40+ years later, it remains one of the most disturbing exploitation films of all time: David Hess of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT infamy stars as a charismatic psychopath who, with his equally unhinged sidekick (Giovanni Lombardo Radice of CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD), turns a get-together of chic New Yorkers into an ordeal of class warfare and sexual violence. Annie Belle (ABSURD), Christian Borromeo (TENEBRAE) and Lorraine De Selle (WILD BEASTS) co-star in this notorious DPP 39 Video Nasty from the screenwriters of THE NEW YORK RIPPER with an unforgettable soundtrack by Riz Ortolani, now scanned uncut in 4K from the original negative with 3+ hours of all-new Special Features.

    DISC 1:
  • Audio Commentary By Bruce Holecheck (Cinema Arcana) And Art Ettinger (Ultra Violent)
  • The Man Who Loved Women - Interview With Director Ruggero Deodato
  • Lights On - Interview With Cinematographer Sergio D'Offizi
  • Like A Prairie Dog - Interview With Actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice
  • External Beauty & Internal Ugliness - Archival Interview With David Hess
  • House Sweet House - Interview With Set Designer Antonello Geleng
  • Gallery

    DISC 2:

  • DEODATO HOLOCAUST: Feature-length documentary by Felipe M. Guerra that explores the film-by-film triumphs, tragedies and controversies of Ruggero Deodato
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer

    DISC 3:

  • CD Soundtrack
  •  

     

    Shopping: Mardi Gras Massacre...

    1978 US video nasty by Jack Weis set for UK Blu-ray release on 27th June 2022


    Link Here18th April 2022

    Mardi Gras Massacre is a 1978 US horror by Jack Weis.
    With Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment and William Metzo. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Uncut and BBFC 18 rated since 2022 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Summary Review: Cheese and sleaze!

    Not exactly a straight slasher as many believe but it's surely as cheesy, and unintentionally funny as any slasher from the 80's.

    Mardi Gras Massacre could be considered as a toned down exploitation low budget. The plot asks for brutality, violence, sleaze but the truth is that the execution of the idea isn't as half as good as it should.

    The ritual method is repeated in all the death scenes. So we don't get originality or probably there wasn't enough budget to at least create three different gore scenes. It's okay but even ultra low budget slashers have at least two different killing methods! Anyways, Mardi Gras Massacre has generated some kind of cult over the years but sincerely, this isn't a must see. The movie should only be watched by b-movie lovers or morbid fans of low budget cheese and sleaze!
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexualised violence:
    • 2022 88 Films Collector's Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 27th June 2022

    Promotional Material

    Police try to capture someone who is committing ritual murders of women during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

     

     

    Shopping: Mad Dog Morgan...

    1976 Australia crime drama by Philippe Mora just released on UK Blu-ray with 2 versions


    Link Here18th April 2022

    Mad Dog Morgan is a 1976 Australia crime drama by Philippe Mora.
    With Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson and David Gulpilil. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    There are two variations but no reported censorship.

    UK: The Director's Cut was previously passed 15 uncut for:
    UK: The UK Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
    • 2022 Powerhouse Films [Director's Cut + UK Theatrical Version] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 21st March 2022
    • 2022 Powerhouse Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon #ad

    Promotional Material

    Based on the true story of Dan Morgan - the infamous Australian outlaw once described as 'the most bloodthirsty ruffian that ever took to the bush' - Mad Dog Morgan provides the perfect showcase for the unique star quality of Dennis Hopper (Night Tide, The Last Movie).

    After witnessing a bloody massacre of Chinese workers on Australia's goldfields, Morgan turns to a life of crime, becoming a bushranger and the scourge of the vicious authorities - and, ultimately, a local legend - leaving a bloody legacy in his wake.

    Nominated for two Australian Film Institute Awards, including one for director Philippe Mora (The Beast Within), Mad Dog Morgan is a brutal and uncompromising slice of Ozploitation.

    Extras: INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    * New restoration from a 4K scan of the interpositive by Powerhouse Films
    * Two presentations of the film: Mad Dog Morgan, the 103-minute director's cut; and Mad Dog, the 95-minute UK theatrical version
    * Original mono audio
    * Audio commentary with writer-director Philippe Mora and film critic Jake Wilson (2019)
    * Audio commentary with writer-director Philippe Mora (2009)
    * To Shoot a Mad Dog (1976): behind-the-scenes documentary, produced and directed by David Elfick, and featuring extensive interview footage with actor Dennis Hopper
    * Hopping Mad (2019): Mora reflects on the making of Mad Dog Morgan
    * That's Our Mad Dog: A Conversation with Dennis Hopper (2009): retrospective interview with the legendary actor, conducted by Mora
    * 'Not Quite Hollywood' Interview Excerpts (2008): over an hour of outtakes from Mark Hartley's acclaimed documentary on Australia cinema, featuring Mora, producer Jeremy Thomas, camera operator John Seale, and actors Jack Thompson, Roger Ward and Graeme Blundell
    * Mad Country: Shooting Locations Revisited (2019) with optional audio commentary by Mora
    * Original theatrical trailer
    * Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
    * New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    * Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Tara Judah, Philippe Mora's pre-production notes on Mad Dog Morgan, archival interview with Mora and producer Jeremy Thomas, Mora on the making of the film, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
    * Limited edition exclusive poster
    * UK premiere on Blu-ray
    * Limited edition of 2,000 copies for the UK

    All extras subject to change

     

     

    Shopping: Brazil...

    1985 UK Sci-Fi fantasy by Terry Gilliam just released on US Blu-ray in the theatrical version


    Link Here16th April 2022

    Brazil is a 1985 UK Sci-Fi fantasy by Terry Gilliam.
    With Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist and Robert De Niro. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

    Always uncut and 15 rated in the UK. The US suffered a shortened theatrical version, and a further shortened Sid Sheinberg Edit. Later the uncut version version was released in the US and labelled the Director's Cut.

    The running time and MPAA R rating suggest that theis release is the shortened US Theatrical Version.

    US: Cut and MPAA R rated for:

    Promotional Material

    Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme. Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. Jonathan Pryce and Robert DeNiro star with Michael Palin in this chilling black comedy directed by former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam. When a daydreaming bureaucrat becomes unwittingly involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mystery woman, he becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. This offbeat fantasy blends biting humor with an unforgettable look at a delightfully dastardly tomorrow.

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