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Shopping: American Horror Project Vol 1...

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


Link Here15th October 2020

American Horror Project Vol 1 is a film set

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

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

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

Promotional Material

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

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

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

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

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

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

3-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

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

    1981 US video nasty by Meir Zarchi just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD


    Link Here11th October 2020

    I Spit on Your Grave is a 1981 US revenge film by Meir Zarchi.
    With Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace. YouTube iconBBFC link 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.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: I Spit On Your Grave

    UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, sadistic violence, nudity after 1:41s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope Special Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company was required to make cuts to scenes of sexual violence in order to remove potentially harmful material.

    Promotional Material

    In 1978, one film changed the face of cinema forever. Long established as one of the most hated, debated and divisive movies of all time, I Spit On Your Grave has been condemned by some as 'vile and depraved', whilst others hail it as a 'misunderstood masterpiece of cinema' and 'the ultimate feminist movie'.

    Now the original X-rated cult classic is back, newly released on double disc special edition, and packed with fresh and exclusive bonus material. Re-experience the phenomenon that shocked and divided the world and influenced an entire genre and generation of film-makers, with Camille Keaton's portrayal of young writer Jennifer Hills, her horrific plans for revenge, and some of the most gruesomely, unforgettable scenes ever captured to film.
    DVD

     

     

    Shopping: I Spit On Your Grave: The Complete Collection...

    Film set just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD still with BBFC cuts


    Link Here9th October 2020
    I Spit On Your Grave: The Complete Collection is a 2020 film set
    Starring Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson and Andrew Howard.

    A long censorship history for this series with 3 of the films currently being cut by the BBFC, although this could be updated with new submissions.

    UK: I Spit on your Grave (1981) was passed 18 after 1:41s of BBFC cuts:
    UK: I Spit on your Grave (2010). The Unrated Version was previously passed 18 for very strong terrorisation, sexual violence and bloody violence after 17 BBFC cuts totalling 43s for:
    UK: I Spit on your Grave 2. The cut R rated version was passed 18 for strong bloody violence and sexual violence which included 27s of BBFC advised cuts:
    UK: I Spit on your Grave 3. Previously passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, sex, sexual violence, very strong language:
    UK: I Spit on your Grave Deja Vu. Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, sadistic violence, gore, nudity, very strong language.
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope I Spit On Your Grave Complete Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope I Spit On Your Grave Complete Collection R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020

    Reviews

    I Spit on Your Grave is a 1981 US revenge film by Meir Zarchi.
    With Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    The film was banned as one of the most notable video nasties in 1983. It was unbanned after massive BBFC cuts for 2001 and 2006 DVD. These cuts were reduced to about half in 2010. Cut in the US for an R rating but MPAA Unrated releases are uncut.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: I Spit On Your Grave

    I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 US revenge film by Steven R Monroe.
    With Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson and Andrew Howard. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    The film was cut by the BBFC for all UK releases. It is uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US but banned in New Zealand.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

    I Spit on Your Grave 2 is a 2013 USA crime horror thriller by Steven R Monroe.
    With Jemma Dallender, Joe Absolom and Yavor Baharov. BBFC link IMDb

    Released in Unrated and R rated versions, with the cut R rated version being released in the UK. A cut TV version was also released in the UK that did not required further BBFC cuts

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: I Spit On Your Grave 2

    I Spit on Your Grave 3 is a 2015 USA crime horror thriller by RD Braunstein.
    Starring Jennifer Landon, Doug McKeon and Gabriel Hogan. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Meir Zarchi.
    Starring Camille Keaton, Jamie Bernadette and Maria Olsen. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Growing Up With I Spit on Your Grave is a 2019 USA documentary by Terry Zarchi.
    Starring Camille Keaton, Meir Zarchi and Gunter Kleemann. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Promotional Material

    THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF CINEMA'S MOST SHOCKING CULT FRANCHISE
    The original 1978 horror classic: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
    The infamous 2010 remake: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
    X-rated horror: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2
    Powerful sequel: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 3: VENGEANCE IS MINE
    Revenge comes full circle - the final franchise instalment, re-uniting original director Meir Zarchi and star Camille Keaton: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: DEJA VU
    PLUS official new feature documentary: GROWING UP WITH I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

    Available in the UK as a complete set for the first time, this unique collection is jam-packed with over 7 hours of bonus materials across 6 discs, including exclusive to Blu-Ray audio commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes and brand new extra footage!

     

     

    I Spit on Your Grave...

    The original 1978 video nasty has just been cut again by the BBFC for 2020 UK DVD and Blu-ray release


    Link Here13th August 2020

    I Spit on Your Grave is a 1978 USA horror thriller by Meir Zarchi.
    Starring Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace. YouTube iconBBFC link 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.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: I Spit On Your Grave

    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.

    BBFC cut
    cut
    cut: 1:41s
    run: 99:33s
    pal: 95:34s
    sub: 101:14s
    18UK: Passed 18 for sexual violence, sadistic violence, nudity after 1:41s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope Special Edition RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope Special Edition R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope I Spit On Your Grave Complete Collection (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope I Spit On Your Grave Complete Collection R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 5th October 2020
    The BBFC commented:
    • Company was required to make cuts to scenes of sexual violence in order to remove potentially harmful material. Cuts were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines, policy and the Video Recordings Act 1984.

     

     

    Shopping: Slave of the Cannibal God...

    1978 Italian video nasty by Sergio Martino, cut in the UK for animal cruelty, just released uncut on US Blu-ray with 2 versions,


    Link Here5th August 2020
    Slave of the Cannibal God is a 1978 Italian adventure by Sergio Martino
    With Ursula Andress and Stacey Keach. YouTube iconBBFC link 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.
    US: The Extended International Version was uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Code Red [Extended International Version + US Version] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    When her anthropologist husband disappears in New Guinea, Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress, Dr. No, She, The Sensuous Nurse) convinces her husband's colleague Professor Edward Foster (Stacy Keach, The Traveling Executioner, The Squeeze, The Gravy Train) to lead her and her brother (Antonio Marsina, Keoma) into the dark heart of the deadly jungle. But while exploring the forbidden mountain of Ra-Rami with the help of their guide Manolo (Claudio Cassinelli, Hands of Steel, Murder Rock, Screamers), the expedition is attacked and captured by a tribe of primitive and cannibalistic natives. Even if they can escape the barbaric tortures of these flesh-eating savages, can Susan survive the depraved lust of their Cannibal God? Sergio Martino (Hands of Steel, Screamers, After The Fall Of New York) directed this notorious shocker! This special edition includes both the unrated and uncut version, Mountain of the Cannibal God and the R rated U.S. cut.

    Special Features:
    -Includes Both the Uncut International Version and Alternate U.S. Cut
    -Interview with Star Stacy Keach
    -Trailers
    -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc

     

     

    Offsite Article: Depraved And Corrupting...


    Link Here31st July 2020
    The Complete Video Nasties

    See article from reprobatepress.com

     

     

    Shopping: Zombie...

    Italy video nasty by Lucio Fulci just released on US 4K Blu-ray


    Link Here27th May 2020
    Zombie (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters) is a Italy Sci-Fi horror by Lucio Fulci.
    Starring Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch and Richard Johnson. IMDb
    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1979 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Cut by the BBFC from 1992 to 1999. BBFC uncut since 2005. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Zombie Flesh Eaters

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Blue Underground R0 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 26th May 2020
    • 2020 Blue Underground Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    The Dead Are Among Us on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray!

    In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line ''WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!'' Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

    Blue Underground's critically acclaimed restoration of ZOMBIE, scanned in 4K 16-bit from the original 35mm 2-perf camera negative , is now presented with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, bursting at the seams with hours of Extras!

    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    * Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) Widescreen 2.40:1 Feature Presentation and Bonus Extras Blu-ray
    * Audio: English: Dolby Atmos; English: 5.1 DTS-HD; English: 1.0 DTS-HD; Italian: 7.1 DTS-HD; Italian: 1.0 DTS-HD; French: Dolby Digital 1.0
    * Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai, English for Italian Audio
    * Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth , Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
    * Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
    * When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower , Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
    * Zombie Wasteland Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch , Richard Johnson & Al Cliver , and Actor/Stuntman OttavianoDell'Acqua
    * Flesh Eaters on Film Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
    * Deadtime Stories Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) DardanoSacchetti
    * World of the Dead Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
    * ZombiItaliano Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
    * Notes on a Headstone Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
    * All in the Family Interview with Antonella Fulci
    * Zombie Lover Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
    * Theatrical Trailers
    * TV Spots
    * Radio Spots
    * Poster & Still Gallery
    * Guillermo del Toro Intro
    * BONUS! Embossed Slipcover (First Pressing Only)

     

     

    Shopping: Macabre...

    1980 Italy horror thriller by Lamberto Bava with a bit part in the video nastes panic, just released on UK Blu-ray


    Link Here22nd May 2020
    Macabre is a 1980 Italy horror thriller by Lamberto Bava.
    Starring Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar and Veronica Zinny. BBFC link IMDb
    Never censored but played a small part in British censorship history when the VHS was held up at the 1983 Conservative Party conference during the video nasties panic as an example of everything rotten in the video industry and proof that censorship was urgently needed.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong horror, sexualised nudity and necrophilia theme:
    • 2020 88 Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis Don't open the fridge! Lamberto Bava was taught his trade by his father, horror legend Mario Bava. Macabre, his first film as director, showed how well he'd learnt his lessons. Still recovering from a pair of tragic and traumatic bereavements, Jane Baker (Bernice Steggers; Xtro, Sky Pilots) moves into a new apartment in New Orleans. The owner's son, Robert, is blind -- but that doesn't stop him hearing what Jane gets up to. It sounds like she's resumed her passionate affair with her lover, Fred. Except that Fred died a year ago... Not quite a giallo, not quite a ghost story and with a final twist that will make you re-think everything you've already seen, Macabre showed that Bava Jr. -- who'd go on to make the horror classic Demons -- was a chip off the old block.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW 2K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • NEW Don't Lose Your Head - Interview with Director Lamberto Bava
    • Audio Commentary by Giallo Experts, Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
    • Alternate Italian Opening and End Credit Titles
    • Original Trailer
    • Reversible Sleeve featuring Original Poster and VHS artwork
    • Limited Edition "Soft Touch" Slipcase
    • Limited Edition Booklet Essay by Rachael Nisbet
    • Audio:
      • DTS-HD MA Dual Mono English Audio
      • DTS-HD MA Dual-Mono Italian Audio with newly translated English Subtitles
    • REGION-FREE

     

     

    Shopping: Cannibal Ferox...

    1981 video nasty by Umberto Lenzi just released on UK Blu-ray, still with BBFC cuts for animal cruelty


    Link Here23rd April 2020
    Cannibal Ferox is a 1981 Italian adventure by Umberto Lenzi.
    With Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle and Danilo Mattei. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
    Released cut and uncut on pre-cert videos that were destined to become video nasties. Extensively cut by the BBFC for 2001 DVD.

    The cuts for violence were waived for 2018 home video, but cuts for animal cruelty have persisted. Note that the running time of this cut release has been maintained by slowing down the footage of the remainder of the animal scenes that have been allowed to remain.

    The promotional material would like to mention that old cuts for sex and violence no longer apply, but cannot use the description uncut so notes that the film is presented in full duration. Unfortunately for them, it is a convention of the English language that unnatural or unexpected phrasing ends up emphasising the phrase, and invites readers to interpret it with irony, sarcasm or cynicism as appropriate.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Video Hits: Cannibal Ferox

    UK: Passed 18 for strong bloody violence, gore after some previous cuts waived but still with 1:55s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
    • 2020 Shameless Fan Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th April 2020
    • 2020 Shameless Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

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

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

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




     


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