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Shopping: Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker...

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


Link Here15th June 2024
Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker is a 1981 US horror mystery thriller by William Asher
Starring Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell and Bo Svenson Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Banned as Video Nasty in 1983. Banned again by the BBFC for video in 1987. Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for 18 rated Blu-ray in 2024. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

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

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

Promotional Material

A HAUNTING RHYME FOR BEDTIME!

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

SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

 

 

Shopping: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker...

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


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

Summary Notes

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

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

Promotional Material

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

SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

 

 

Shopping: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker...

1981 video nasty by William Asher set for UK 4K Blu-ray release on 13th May 2024


Link Here22nd April 2024
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker is a 1981 US horror mystery thriller by William Asher
Starring Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell and Bo Svenson BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Banned as Video Nasty in 1983. Banned again by the BBFC for video in 1987. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes

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

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

Promotional Material

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

SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

 

 

Shopping: The Slave of the Cannibal God...

1978 Italy video nasty by Sergio Martino just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here22nd April 2024
The Slave of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italy horror adventure by Sergio Martino.
Starring Ursula Andress and Stacy Keach and Claudio Cassinelli. IMDb
All UK releases have been cut for animal cruelty. The film was banned as a video nasty in 1983. There is an uncut extended version released in the US. This Extended Version was passed 18 for 2018 UK video but was still cut for animal cruelty.

Summary Notes

Susan Stevenson and her brother Arthur get off a plane in Papua New Guinea, looking for her missing husband. They team up with, Dr. Edward Foster. The three head into the jungle, get in more than a few fights amongst themselves, and view lots of gratuitous animal cruelty, notable an iguana getting eviscerated.

UK: The Extended Version was passed 18 for strong violence, gore, sex after 2:01s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:

The BBFC commented in the annual report covering 2017:

Required cuts to remove sight of real animal cruelty that appeared to be orchestrated and directed for the purposes of the film (a crocodile attacking other animals and a fight between a snake and a bird)

Promotional Material

Also known as 'The Mountain Of The Cannibal God'. Sergio Martino (the director of All The Colours Of The Dark, The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso ) invites you on the trip of a lifetime to The Mountain of The Cannibal God - for tropical sun, wildlife and... flesh munching natives!

Ursula Andress (voted the Top Bond Girl of all time in Dr No - The Nurse) here stars as 'THE SLAVE OF THE CANNIBAL GOD'. The film follows her as she travels to the New Guinea jungle in search of her scientist husband who's vanished in the untamed Green Inferno. Soon, giant spiders, killer crocodiles and deadly giant snakes bare their teeth as her expedition, led by cult-favourite Stacy Keach , journeys towards the sacred mountain of the Cannibal God! There a flesh-eating tribe will enslave her in an eruption of frenzied orgiastic climax...

Banned as a 'Video Nasty', Shameless now reinstates the original dramatic gore and the extended - and here complete - explicit scenes to serve up this 2K-sharp restoration of this ferocious unflinching exploitation treat, to be savoured in all its blood-soaked glory!

Special Features:

  • 2K Restored and Regraded
  • Sergio Martino interview on the Making of "Slave of the Cannibal God"
  • Sergio Martino interview on Animal Cruelty
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Alternative Italian Credits

 

 

Shopping: Killer Nun...

1979 Italy Video Nasty by Giulio Berruti, once cut by the BBFC, just released on UK Blu-ray


Link Here19th April 2024

Killer Nun is a 1979 Italy horror mystery thriller by Giulio Berruti
Starring Anita Ekberg, Alida Valli and Massimo Serato BBFC link 2020 IMDb

The 1981 pre-cert VHS release briefly appeared on the Video Nasties List. Later released with BBFC cuts for 18 rated VHS release in 1993. Uncut and 18 rated on DVD since 2006. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

Legendary Swedish sex bomb Anita Ekberg stars as Sister Gertrude, a cruel nun who discovers depraved pleasure in a frenzy of drug addiction, sexual degradation and sadistic murder.

UK: Uncut and BBFC 18 rated for strong bloody violence:

Promotional Material

Dubbed the sex symbol of the silver screen, Anita Ekberg , renowned for her iconic frolicking in the Trevi Fountain in Fellini's La Dolce Vita , delivers an amazing powerhouse performance in THE KILLER NUN . In an interview exclusive to this edition, Ekberg reveals her frustration with subsequent "bombshell" typecasting, expressing a preference for working on films like Killer Nun and boldly declaring, "This is the kind of film I like!"

Originally banned as a Video Nasty , Killer Nun is a true "Nunsploitation" great, which uniquely crosses into the Giallo genre. Presented here uncut and pristinely restored from a 2K scan of the camera negative, this release finally does justice to the uninhibited and frenzied vision of its creator. With impressive high-style photography and vivid, deliciously surreal murders, it is superbly enhanced by the dreamy yet dystopian score of Alessandro Alessandroni (immortalised by his twangy guitar and his legendary whistling in Sergio Leone's westerns ). The music itself is a manic masterpiece.

Based on a true story, Ekberg's tour-de-force performance portrays a nun who turns junkie and engages in robbery, possibly torture and murder of pensioners in a Church-run Elderly Care Home - all while luring young nuns with her sapphic desires! The Nun is abetted by a hunky doctor played by Andy Warhol's superstar protégé, Joe D'Alessandro (lionised as "Little Joe" in Lou Reed's famed Walk On The Wild Side ).

Special Features:

  • Interview with Fellini's muse and iconic Sex-Symbol Anita Ekberg - "After La Dolce Vita"
  • Interview with director Giulio Berruti - "God is the Drug"
  • Audio commentary by UK Film-Critic and Genre-Expert Rachael Nisbet
  • English + separate alternative Original Audio versions.
  • New English Subtitles & additional SDH
  • New Full 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen Blu-ray Encode

 

 

Shopping: The Conan Chronicles: Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer...

double bill by John Milius, Richard Fleischer, with both films once being cut, just released on US 4K Blu-ray


Link Here 30th March 2024

The Conan Chronicles: Conan the Barbarian & Conan the Destroyer is a double bill by John Milius, Richard Fleischer
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones and Sandahl Bergman

Both films have been cut by film censors.

US: Conan the Barbarian is cut and MPAA R rated:
US: Conan the Destroyer is uncut and MPAA PG rated:
  • 2024 Arrow Video Conan Chronicles [Conan the Barbarian (3 versions) + Conan the Destroyer] R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th January 2024
  • 2024 Arrow Video Conan Chronicles [Conan the Barbarian (3 versions) + Conan the Destroyer] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon #ad released on 30th January 2024
  • 2024 Arrow Video [Conan the Destroyer] Limited Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th January 2024
  • 2024 Arrow Video [Conan the Destroyer] Limited Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th January 2024
  • 2024 Arrow Video [Conan the Barbarian (3 versions)] Limited Edition R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th January 2024

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 USA action fantasy adventure by John Milius.
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones and Max von Sydow. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Originally cut for an MPAA R rating The uncut version has never been released. All British releases were further cut by the BBFC. There is also an Iinternational version and an Extended Verson that exists in a couple of variants.

Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 US action film by Richard Fleischer.
With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones and Olivia d'Abo. Melon Farmers linkYouTube icon BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty. Uncut and MPAA PG rated in the US.

Promotional Material

THIEF. WARRIOR. GLADIATOR. KING.

Ripped from the pages of Robert E. Howard's beloved pulp stories, 1982's Conan the Barbarian and its sequel, 1984's Conan the Destroyer , not only popularized a new subgenre -- the sword-and-sorcery film -- but also made a cinematic icon of the star playing the titular hero, former bodybuilding sensation Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Conan the Barbarian , from maverick filmmaker John Milius, sees the Cimmerian thief and future king rise up from slavery to become an unparalleled and fearsome warrior, intent on vengeance against the evil snake cult that slaughtered his family long ago, led by the shape-shifting sorcerer Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones). In the sequel, helmed by action veteran Richard Fleischer, Conan finds himself escorting a young princess on a quest for a mythical horn that will awaken a slumbering god, battling an onslaught of evil beasts, wizards and cannibals along the way.

At long last, these glorious odes to the days of high adventure have been restored in stunning 4K with hours of bonus features and heart-racing Atmos remixes that immerse you in the action, accompanied throughout by electrifying music scores by the late Basil Poledouris ( RoboCop ). If you do not listen... then to hell with you!

LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restorations of both films from the original negatives by Arrow Films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of both films
  • Three versions of Conan the Barbarian via seamless branching: Theatrical Cut (127 mins), International Cut (129 mins) and Extended Cut (130 mins)
  • Newly restored original mono audio and remixed Dolby Atmos surround audio for both films
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing on both films
  • Archive commentary for Conan the Barbarian by John Milius and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Archive commentaries for Conan the Destroyer by Richard Fleischer and actors Olivia d'Abo, Tracey Walter and Sarah Douglas
  • Brand new commentaries for both films by genre historian Paul M. Sammon
  • Newly assembled isolated score tracks in lossless stereo for both films
  • Newly filmed interviews for Conan the Barbarian with production artist William Stout, costume designer John Bloomfield, special effects crew members Colin Arthur and Ron Hone, actors Jorge Sanz and Jack Taylor, assistant editor Peck Prior, visual effects animators Peter Kuran and Katherine Kean, filmmaker Robert Eggers ( The Northman ) and authors John Walsh and Alfio Leotto
  • Newly filmed interviews for Conan the Destroyer with Bloomfield and Walsh, casting director Johanna Ray, art director Kevin Phipps and stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong
  • Conan Unchained: The Making of Conan , an archive documentary from 2000 featuring interviews with Schwarzenegger, Milius, Stone, Jones, Lopez, Bergman, Poledouris and several others
  • Archive bonus features for both films, including interviews with sword master Kiyoshi Yamasaki, writers Roy Thomas & Gerry Conway and Poledouris, outtakes and more
  • A Tribute to Basil Poledouris , a series of videos produced by the Úbeda Film Music Festival, including video of Poledouris conducting a concert of music from Conan the Barbarian in 2006 (remixed in 5.1 surround)
  • Theatrical trailers and image galleries for both films
  • Double-sided fold-out posters for both films
  • Twelve double-sided collectors' postcards
  • Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Walter Chaw and John Walsh, and archive set reports for both films by Paul M. Sammon

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