Absurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D'Amato (as Peter Newton). Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel.
BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Later banned as a video nasty in 1983. The BBFC waived their cuts for an uncut 18 rated home video release in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There also exists an
extended version in Belgium with additional dialogue and an extended scene.
Summary Review: Halloween-esque
Monster Hunter is the Halloween-esque 'sequel' to 1981's insomniac's dream Anthropophagous
. This time around D'Amato brings to us a sense of pace, making Monster Hunter much more enjoyable.
The added gore (including an ultra-torturous scene involving an oven) and cool electronic music score is a nice bonus.
The story brings back George Eastman as our favorite cannibal, this time somewhere in the US being hunted by a priest.
A bit boring at times but Eastman's presence is over powering and the end involving a
'vegetable' overcoming her disabilities to face the beast is fairly ironic.
Belgium: An Extended VHS Version contains additional dialogue dropped from
other releases and also includes a longer scene of a homeless man being harangued by bikers. This version is about 8 minutes longer than other releases.
When the cinema version was cut, the video distributors, Medusa, withdrew the uncut video and replaced it with the BBFC cut version. But the video was added to the list of banned video nasties in
November 1983 anyway. It stayed on the list throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP39s.
UK: Passed 18 after 2:32s of BBFC cuts for:
1983 cinema release
Cuts details from IMDB:
Edits to the murder of the nurse with a drill
Edits to a man's forehead being sliced with a band saw
Edits to a woman's face being burnt off in an oven.
UK: Released uncut for:
1982 Medusa VHS
There is an international versions that was shortened rather than censored by up to 2 minutes.
The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato. With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi.
Famously banned in the UK as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD and then Blu-ray
in 2015. The Unrated Version in the US is uncut.
Summary Review: Cult Classic
Gruesome killing & cannibalism including stomping on the bellies of pregnant women so as to snack on their fetuses. As a
finale, the beast dies after eating his own intestines.
A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.
A cult film rated as a 'must have' for collectors of the genre. It is famous for a fetus eating scene that was cut for the US R Rated version.
A good scary movie with good atmosphere, decent acting and plenty
An uncut VHS was released by Video Film Promotions in February 1983. It was listed as a video nasty
in November 1983 and stayed listed throughout the scare, so became one of the collectable DPP39s.
A cut VHS version was then released on the Videoshack label to try and exploit the video nasty status, but it didn't sell well. However this did make it
a rarity and therefore a challenge for collectors.
Axe is a 1977 US horror by Frederick R Friedel. With Leslie Lee, Jack Canon and Ray Green.
Murderous gangsters on the run descend on isolated farm inhabited by girl
& her paralysed father. The girl rejects amorous advances with the assistance of an axe and a razor.
Summary Review: Classic of its kind
A gang of three murderers escape the
police, terrorize a salesgirl in a roadside grocery store, then proceed to hide-out in a seemingly deserted farmhouse. They soon discover that a young girl, Lisa, and her paralyzed grandfather live there. The gang attempt some sleazy deeds, but Lisa
shows how she can work an axe in self defence.
Even though this movie is EXTREMELY low-budget and is only around 60 minutes long, it is still another example of how a low-budget can help a movie. The acting isn't always the best, but Leslie Lee
is considerably creepy as Lisa the axe murderess.
The movie doesn't really go anywhere, but it is a classic of its kind.
The X rated cinema release was cut
back in 1982 under the title of California Axe Massacre
The uncut video was released as Axe by Video Releasing Organisation in 1982. It was
listed as a video nasty in September 1984 and stayed on the list throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP39s