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Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

Lonely are the Brave, Danger: Diabolik, The Evil of Frankenstein, The Blues Brothers


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The Evil of Frankenstein

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The Evil of Frankenstein is a 1964 UK horror by Freddie Francis.
Starring Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe and Duncan Lamont. IMDb

The BBFC cut the X rated 1964 cinema release but waived the cuts for 12 rated 2007 DVD. There also exists a cut US TV version.

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US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Shout! Factory Collector's Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
  • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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Frozen in ice, can the creature be brought back to live again? Horror great Peter Cushing stars in this fantastic tale as the monster's creator, Baron von Frankenstein, determined to bring the creature back to life. Long thought destroyed, Dr. Frankenstein's creation is discovered frozen alive and resurrected back in his laboratory. Unfortunately, the creature's mind is dormant and, much to the Baron's horror, he finds that only a hypnotist can order the creature to do his unfathomable bidding now.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM from an interpositive
  • NEW Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
  • NEW The Men Who Made Hammer: Freddie Francis
  • NEW an interview with assistant director William P. Cartlidge
  • NEW an interview with actress Katy Wild
  • TV version of THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN (from the best available 16mm print)
  • The Making of THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN -- Narrated by Edward de Souza and featuring interviews with Wayne Kinsey, Caron Gardner, Hugh Harlow, Pauline Harlow, Peter Cushing and Don Mingay
  • A moment with actress Caron Gardner
  • TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN TV Pilot
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
Danger: Diabolik

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Danger: Diabolik is a 1968 Italy / France action crime comedy by Mario Bava.
Starring John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell and Michel Piccoli. BBFC link IMDb

BBFC category cuts were required for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1968. Later uncut and 12 rated on DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

US: Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated for:
  • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
  • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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"A delightfully outlandish comic strip directed by the master of the Italian B movie." -- Tom Milne, Time Out The suave, psychedelic-era thief called Diabolik (John Phillip Law) can't get enough of life's good -- or glittery -- things. Not when there are currency shipments to steal from under the noses of snooty government officials and priceless jewels to lift from the boudoirs of the super-rich. The elusive scoundrel finds plenty of ways to live up to his name in this tongue-in-cheek, live-action caper inspired by Europe's popular Diabolik comics. He clambers up walls, zaps a press conference with Exhilaration Gas, smacks a confession out of a crime lord while freefalling with him from an airplane, and pulls off the heist of a twenty-ton gold ingot. Impossible? No, diabolical -- Danger: Diabolik, to be exact!

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEW Audio Commentary with critics Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Audio Commentary With Actor John Phillip Law And Tim Lucas, Biographer Of Director Mario Bava
  • Danger: Diabolik -- From Fumetti To Film
  • The Beastie Boys Music Video Body Movin' With Optional Commentary By Adam Yauch
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
Mandy

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Mandy is a 2018 USA action horror thriller by Panos Cosmatos.
Starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

Summary Notes

Taking place in 1983, Red is a lumberjack who lives in a secluded cabin in the woods. His artist girlfriend Mandy spends her days reading fantasy paperbacks. Then one day, she catches the eye of a crazed cult leader, who conjures a group of motorcycle-riding demons to kidnap her. Red, armed with a chainsaw and other weapons, stops at nothing to get her back, leaving a bloody, brutal pile of bodies in his wake.

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Image Entertainment Steelbook RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
  • 2020 Image Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon
The Blues Brothers

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The Blues Brothers is a 1980 US musical comedy by John Landis.
With John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Cab Calloway. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

There exists a Theatrical Version and an Extended Version
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 Universal [Theatrical + Extended Version] RA 4K Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
  • 2020 Universal Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

Promotional Material

Comedy icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star in the outrageously funny musical comedy The Blues Brothers. After the release of Jake Blues (Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Aykroyd) take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their "mission from God." Directed by John Landis (National Lampoon's Animal House), the soul-stirring comedy classic features musical performances by blues legends Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway.
Lonely are the Brave

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Lonely Are the Brave is a 1962 USA western drama by David Miller.
Starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands and Walter Matthau. BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rated cinema release in 1962. Uncut and PG rated for home video. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 19th May 2020
  • 2020 KL Studio Classics Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

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From David Miller, the outstanding director of Flying Tigers, Sudden Fear, Midnight Lace, Captain Newman, M.D. and Executive Action, comes this contemporary western based on a novel by Edward Abbey (Fire on the Mountain) and adapted for the screen by the great Dalton Trumbo (Papillon). Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas (The Vikings) ignites the screen in his personal favorite role as a cowboy on a collision course with the modern world in Lonely Are the Brave. After landing himself in jail trying to break out his friend, Jack Burns (Douglas) finds himself alone and on the run from the law. Leading the manhunt is Sheriff Morey Johnson (Walter Matthau, Charley Varrick), who must bring Burns to justice despite his own sympathy for the fugitive. Co-starring Gena Rowlands (Gloria), George Kennedy (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot) and Carroll O'Connor (Point Blank) and featuring top-notch cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop (Experiment in Terror) with a rousing score by Jerry Goldsmith (100 Rifles), Lonely Are the Brave is an unforgettable portrait of a lawless man defying life in an orderly world.

Special Features:
-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
-A Tribute: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rawlands, Steven Spielberg and Michael Douglas Discuss the Film's Legacy
-The Music of LONELY ARE THE BRAVE: A Look Back at the Film's Memorable Score by Jerry Goldsmith
-Optional English Subtitles
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Theatrical Trailer
 

 

 

Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

The Specialists, Mystery Men, The Shining, Macabre


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The Devil's Honey

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The Devil's Honey is a 1986 Spain / Italy thriller by Lucio Fulci.
Starring Brett Halsey, Corinne Cléry and Blanca Marsillach. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this release.

Summary Notes

Dr. Wendell Simpson is troubled surgeon with a nagging wife, named Carol, and stressful hospital job, who botches a surgery on an injured young man, named Johnny, who then dies under his care. The man's dangerously disturbed girlfriend, Jessica, abducts the doctor and holds him captive at her apartment and subjects him to mind games and sexual torture because she holds the doctor responsible for the death of her boyfriend which triggers hidden repressed memories about Jessica and Johnny's times together, while Dr. Simpson finds himself pervasively drawn to this strange young woman holding him captive.

UK:  Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, nudity:
  • 2020 88 Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

Promotional Material

When Horror maestro Lucio Fulci (Zombie Flesh Eaters, Aengima) turned his hand to an erotic thriller, the results were always going to be outrageous: a tale of revenge and S & M, The Devil's Honey makes Fifty Shades of Grey look positively vanilla.

Bret Halsey (A Cat in the Brain, Four Times That Night) plays a brilliant surgeon who, when distracted by personal problems, accidentally causes a patient to die in surgery. Determined to avenge this, the man's grief-crazed former lover kidnaps the doc and undertakes a very kinky type of vengeance --there's no safe word here...

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 2K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
  • Wild Flower: An Interview With Actress Corinne Clery
  • Producing Honey: An Interview With Producer Vincenzo Salviani
  • The Devil's Sax: An Interview With Composer Claudio Natili
  • Stephen Thrower on The Devil's Honey
  • Fulci's Honey: An Audio Essay by Troy Howarth (Author of Splintered Visions --Lucio Fulci And His Films)
  • Alternate Opening
  • Trailer
  • Reversible Cover Art
Macabre

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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
Mystery Men

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Mystery Men is a 1999 USA action comedy fantasy by Kinka Usher.
Starring Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo and William H Macy. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

Uncut and PG rated for 1999 cinema release but cut and PG rated for all UK home video releases until a 12 rated uncut Blu-ray in 2020. Uncut and MPAA PG-13 rated in the US.
UK: Passed 12 uncut for moderate violence, brief gore, sex references, implied strong language

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The strongest comedic cast in history has united to become the strangest superhero team ever in Mystery Men. They're a ragtag team of superhero wannabes that includes Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller), The Shoveler (William H. Macy), The Blue Raja (Hank Azaria), The Bowler (Janeane Garofalo), The Spleen (Paul Reubens), Invisible Boy (Kel Mitchell) and The Sphinx (Wes Studi). When Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) falls into the hands of evil madman Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) and his disco-dancing henchmen, there's suddenly a chance for the aspiring superheroes to show what they can do in this hilariously funny and thoroughly original misadventure.

The Woman + Offspring

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The Woman is a 2011 USA crime horror thriller by Lucky McKee.
Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Brandon Gerald Fuller and Lauren Ashley Carter. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film.

Offspring is a 2009 USA horror by Andrew van den Houten.
Starring Jessica Butler, Kelly Carey and Holter Graham. BBFC link IMDb

There are no censorship issues with this film.

UK: The Woman was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore and sexual violence:
UK:
Offspring was passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and gore:
  • 2020 Arrow Limited Edition [The Woman + Offspring] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

Promotional Material

Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a Master of Horror in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere.

The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Room) stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and civilize her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis, May) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley Carter, Darling). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned

Experience McKee and Ketchum s uncompromisingly twisted vision of the dark side of the American family in a definitive new edition, including a 4K remaster, brand new bonus features, and a bonus disc featuring a brand new restoration of its gut-churning 2009 predecessor Offspring, also starring McIntosh.

TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new 4K restorations of The Woman and Offspring, supervised and approved by Lucky McKee and Andrew van den Houten
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork for both films by Vanessa McKee
  • Collectors booklet featuring new writing by Michael Blyth, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Kevin Kovelant
  • DISC ONE THE WOMAN
  • New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Lucky McKee
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New commentary with director Lucky McKee, editor Zach Passero, sound designer Andrew Smetek and composer Sean Spillane
  • New commentary by star Pollyanna McIntosh
  • New commentary by critic Scott Weinberg
  • Archive commentary with director Lucky McKee
  • Dad on the Wall, a brand new 75-minute fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary filmed by the director's father Mike McKee
  • Being Peggy Cleek, a newly filmed interview with star Lauren Ashley Carter
  • Malam Domesticam, an archive making-of featurette
  • Meet The Makers, a short featurette on the making of the film
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Mi Burro, a short film by editor Zach Passero
  • Distracted music video by Sean Spillane
  • Frightfest Total Film Panel Discussion, a 2011 onstage chat
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Image galleries

    DISC TWO OFFSPRING (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)

  • New 4K restoration supervised and approved by Andrew van den Houten
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New commentary by director/producer Andrew van den Houten
  • Archive commentary with writer Jack Ketchum, director/producer Andrew van den Houten and producer/cinematographer William M. Miller
  • New interview with Pollyanna McIntosh and Andrew van den Houten
  • Fly on the Wall, a brand new fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Extended interview with Jack Ketchum
  • Restoration comparison
  • Progeny: The Birth of Offspring, an archive behind-the-scenes featurette including interviews with cast and crew First Stolen s Bailout, an archive behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Webisodes, short featurettes used to promote the film online
  • Archive Easter Eggs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • BD-ROM screenplay
  • The Dawn

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    The Dawn is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Brandon Slagle.
    Starring Devanny Pinn, Stacey Dash and Ryan Kiser. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong threat, violence:
    • 2020 Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    The sole survivor of a murderous rampage by her war veteran father, Rose (Devanny Pinn -- Crossbreed), is sent to live in a secluded covenant in the North Eastern United States.
    The Specialists

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    The Specialists is a 1969 Italy / France / West Germany western by Sergio Corbucci.
    Starring Johnny Hallyday, Gastone Moschin and Françoise Fabian. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated cinema release in 1973. Passed 15 uncut for 2020 Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for sexual violence, strong violence, nudity, threat, very strong language:
    • 2020 Eureka Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    From Sergio Corbucci , the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes The Specialists (Gli Specialisti, aka Drop Them or I ll Shoot) , a thrilling spaghetti western starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday ( The Man on the Train, Détective, Vengeance ).

    Notorious gunfighter Hud Dixon (Hallyday) arrives in Blackstone, a town where his brother was wrongfully accused of robbing a bank and lynched for it. As Hud seeks revenge, he starts to discover the truth behind the stolen loot, and has to contend with an idealistic sheriff, a beautiful and seductive female banker, a corrupt businessman and a one-armed Mexican bandit, who was once his friend.

    Also starring Gastone Moschin ( The Conformist, Caliber 9 ), Françoise Fabian ( Belle de Jour, My Night at Maud s ), and gorgeously filmed by Dario Di Palma ( The Seduction of Mimi, The Oldest Profession ), Eureka Classics is proud to present Gli Specialisti on Blu-ray from a new 4K restoration.

    BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
    • LIMITED EDITION O-CARD SLIPCASE [First Print Run of 2000 units]
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from an incredible 4K restoration
    • Restored Italian and French audio options
    • Rarely heard English dub track
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Feature-length audio commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox
    • A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION collector s booklet [First Print Run of 2000 units] featuring new writing by western authority Howard Hughes on both the film, and the "French-western" sub-genre
    The Shining Special Edition

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    The Shining is a 1980 UK/US horror film by Stanley Kubrick.
    With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Exists in a longer US version and a tighter International Version. The film and follow up VHS were 18 rated but the rating ws reduced to 15 for DVD,
    UK: The longer US Version/Extended Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, strong language:
    UK: The shorter International Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language:
    • 2020 Warner Bros 40th Anniversary Limited Edition [Extended US + International Versions] R0 4K Blu-ray/R0 Blu-ray Combo at UK Amazon released on 18th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Kubrick Classic, this limited edition set includes: 4K UHD Extended Cut, Blu-ray Extended and Theatrical Cuts, Exclusive Booklet, Letter from Stanley Kubrick to Saul Bass, Saul Bass Early Design Illustrations, Behind-the-Scenes Imagery, and a Replica Theatrical Poster. 'Academy Award winner* Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall star in director Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's disturbing blockbuster horror novel. Writer Jack Torrance (Nicholson), a former alcoholic, accepts a job as the writer caretaker for a hotel high in the Rocky Mountains, isolating him, his wife (Duvall) and their psychic young son until spring. But when the first blizzard blocks the only road out, the hotel's store energy from evil past deeds begins to drive Jack insane...and there may be no escape for his family in this haunting story of madness, memory and violence.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Idle Hands, Vivarium. Dropa


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    Enemy Gold

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    Enemy Gold is a 1993 USA / Germany / Japan action crime film by Christian Drew Sidaris (as Drew Sidaris).
    Starring Bruce Penhall, Mark Barriere and Suzi Simpson. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Mill Creek Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020
    • 2020 Mill Creek Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    While on a mission to stop a drug operation, three Federal agents accidentally discover gold from the Civil War. With the aid of a corrupt agent, a ruthless criminal kingpin will hunt them down, one by one.

    • The 9th film from the Bullets, Bombs and Babes movie franchise!
    • Stars Julie Strain, Suzi Simpson, and Bruce Penhall
    • All new 4K transfer by the American Genre Film Archive
    • First time ever available in widescreen, High Definition
    • Bonus features include Introduction with Andy Sidaris and Julie Strain, Behind-the-Scenes featurettes, Trailers and Director Commentary!
    The Dallas Connection

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    The Dallas Connection is a 1994 USA action film by Christian Drew Sidaris (as Drew Sidaris).
    Starring Bruce Penhall, Mark Barriere and Julie Strain. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Mill Creek Entertainment (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020
    • 2020 Mill Creek Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    An Andy Sidaris Produced Film

    Esteemed scientists in charge of a sophisticated, state-of-the-art, satellite weapon-tracking system are being assassinated before a major scientific convention in Dallas.

    • The 10th film from the Bullets, Bombs and Babes movie franchise!
    • Stars Julie Strain, Samantha Phillips, and Bruce Penhall
    • All new 4K transfer by the American Genre Film Archive
    • First time ever available in widescreen, High Definition
    • Bonus features include Introduction with Andy Sidaris and Julie Strain, Behind-the-Scenes featurettes, Trailers and Director Commentary!
    Idle Hands

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    Idle Hands is a 1999 USA comedy horror fantasy by Rodman Flender.
    Starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green and Elden Henson. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020
    • 2020 Shout! Factory Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    "Hilarious. It's even funnier than it is scary!" -- Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Prewiew The Devil will find work for idle hands to do ... so what happens when he chooses the laziest teen slacker in the world to do his dirty work? Anton Tobias (Devon Sawa, Final Destination) is a channel-surfing, junk-food-munching, couch-potato burn-out who can't control the murderous impulses of his recently possessed hand. With the help of his zombiefied buddies, Mick (Seth Green, Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery) and Pnub (Elden Henson, Daredevil), Anton's got to stop the rampaging devil appendage before it takes total control of his life and ruins any chance he has with class hottie Molly (Jessica Alba, Dark Angel). Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill) and Jack Noseworthy (Event Horizon) co-star in this wickedly funny horror comedy.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW audio commentary with actors Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, and Vivica A. Fox
    • NEW Bloody Punk Fun -- an interview with director Rodman Flender
    • NEW Stoner Headspace -- an interview with actor Elden Henson
    • NEW This Face, These Hands -- an interview with actor Sean Whalen
    • NEW Sleight of Hand -- an interview with actor Christopher Hart
    • NEW Written in Blood - an interview with writer Terri Hughes Burton
    • Audio Commentary by director Rodman Flender and actors Seth Green and Elden Henson
    • Deleted Scenes with optional audio commentary by director Rodman Flender
    • Vintage Making-of featurette
    • Storyboard Comparisons
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Optional English subtitles for the main feature
    Dropa

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    Dropa is a 2019 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Wayne Slaten.
    Starring Jason Douglas, David Matranga and James Hong. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Bayview Films R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    In a dystopian future, a retired government soldier is forced back into action when he learns that his former team members are being hunted down and killed by an assassin from another planet. But as he closes in on his alien target, he uncovers a dark government secret that causes him to question if he's fighting for the right side. Starring Jason Douglas (The Walking Dead, Preacher), David Matranga (Starship Troopers: Invasion), and James Hong (Blade Runner, Big Trouble in Little China).
    Dynamo:

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    SYnamo (Bu ze shou duan) is a 1978 Hong Kong action drama by Shan Hua (as Haw I Hung).
    Starring Bruce Li, Feng Ku and Mary Hon. IMDb

    The English language version is uncut but the German release was shortened
    US: English Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 VCI Special Edition (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    When a cab driver is discovered by corrupt producers as a successor to super star Bruce Lee, they find his rebellious and individual nature may be too much for even their massive enterprise to contain. This fan favorite in the sub-genre of Bruceploitation stars Ho Tsung-Tao (Bruce Li), Ku Feng and Chiang Tao. Directed by The Super Inframan helmer, Hua Shan.

    Bonus features include: Theatrical Trailer to Dynamo, Kung Fu Reborn: Featurette on restoration and preservation of Kung Fu film elements, Drawing Dynamo: featurette on cover artist Ian McEwan , The Taiwan Connection - Michael Worths Journey to Meet a childhood idol: Bruce Li (15-minute original documentary), Audio commentary by filmmaker and Kung Fu Film fan Michael Worth (author of the Bruceploitation Bible) and UK radio sensation Iain Lee, Bonus 2K scan from a 16mm alternate cut , NEW 2K RESTORATION OF ORIGINAL UNCUT 35MM ENGLISH PRINT, Film essays by Michael Worth and bulletproof Cinema, Bonus Language Tracks: Spanish, French and German

    The Great Escape

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    The Great Escape is a 1963 USA war historical adventure by John Sturges.
    Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough. BBFC link IMDb

    Cut for a 'U' rated 1963 cinema release. Uncut an PG rated thereafter. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 The Criterion Collection RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020
    • 2020 The Criterion Collection R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    One of the most exciting adventure tales ever told, this action epic recounts the planning, execution, and aftermath of a daring true-life escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, in which 250 men attempted to tunnel their way to freedom. In the role that cemented his superstar status, Steve McQueen plays the motorcycle-racing daredevil who sets out to foil the Nazis, alongside an all-star cast that also includes Charles Bronson, James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence. The expert direction of John Sturges, eminently hummable Elmer Bernstein score, and rip-roaring stunts come together in what may just be the most spectacularly entertaining prison-break movie of all time, a rousing ode to the determination, camaraderie, and courage of everyday heroes.

    TWO-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    - New, restored 4K digital transfer - Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack - Two audio commentaries, one from 1991, featuring director John Sturges and composer Elmer Bernstein; the other, from 2004, featuring actors James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence - New interview with critic Michael Sragow - "The Great Escape": Heroes Underground, a four-part 2001 documentary about the real-life escape from the Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, including interviews with POWs held there - The Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones, a 2001 program on the United States Army Air Forces pilot David Jones, the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character in the film - Return to "The Great Escape," a 1993 program featuring interviews with Coburn, Garner, actors David McCallum and Jud Taylor, stuntman Bud Ekins, and McQueen's son, Chad McQueen - Trailer - PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O'Malley

    Teenage Hitchhikers

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    Teenage Hitchhikers is a 1974 USA crime comedy by Claude Goddard (as Gerri Sedley).
    Starring Chris Jordan, Sandra Peabody and Claire Wilbur. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 12th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    Mouse (Kathie Christopher) and Bird (Sandra Peabody) are a couple of sassy and sexy young hitchhikers who embark on a cross country trip in search of freedom, excitement, and independence. The lovely ladies use their bodies as currency and encounter a diverse array of libidinous folks on their journey in this sexy and thrilling cult classic exploitation film from the 1970's.

    Bonus features include: Audio commentary with Director of Photography Bill Lamond., Brand new 2019 On-Camera interview with writer/director Gerri Sedley, Brand new HD master from the original uncut 35mm camera negative with extensive scene by scene color correction.

    Vivarium

    Vivarium is a 2019 USA / Belgium / Ireland / Denmark Sci-Fi mystery by Lorcan Finnegan.
    Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots and Jonathan Aris. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    Summary Notes

    A young couple is thinking about buying their starter home. And to this end, they visit a real estate agency where they are received by a strange sales agent, who accompanies them to a new, mysterious, peculiar housing development to show them a single-family home. There they get trapped in a surreal, maze-like nightmare.

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    A Fistful of Dynamite, Hagazussa, We Summon the Darkness


    Link Here 11th May 2020

    UK flagReleased on 11th May 2020

    Revenge

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    Revenge is a 2017 France action thriller by Coralie Fargeat.
    Starring Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens and Vincent Colombe. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for trong bloody violence, gory images, sexual violence:
    • 2020 Second Sight Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020
    • 2020 Second Sight Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Rich, arrogant and married, Richard has invited his lover Jen to his luxury retreat for a romantic getaway. Their plans are interrupted, however, by the sudden early arrival of his two sleazy associates for their hunting trip. Their initial leering advances turn much uglier, culminating in a brutal assault and Jen left for dead in the desert.

    Coralie Fargeat's explosive, stunning debut subverts a well-trodden genre, winning widespread critical acclaim and instant cult status.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Out for Blood: a new interview with Director Coralie Fargeat and Actor Matilda Lutz
    • The Coward: a new interview with Actor Guillaume Bouchede
    • Fairy Tale Violence: a new interview with Cinematographer Robrecht Heyvaert
    • Death Notes: a new interview with composer Robin Court (Rob)
    • New audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, Author and Editor of Diabolique

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    • Rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Adam Stothard
    • Poster with new artwork
    • Soft cover book with new writing by Mary Beth McAndrews and Elena Lazic
    Reborn

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    Reborn is a 2018 USA horror by Julian Richards.
    Starring Michael Paré, Barbara Crampton and Chaz Bono. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for disturbing images, strong gore, sexual threat, nudity, violence:
    • 2020 Lightbulb Film Distribution R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    In a seedy Los Angeles hospital a stillborn girl is brought back to life by an electrical storm and abducted by a deranged morgue attendant. On her sixteenth birthday, empowered with the gift to manipulate electricity with her mind, she escapes her captor and sets out to find her birth mother, leaving a bloody trail of destruction behind her.

    A nostalgic celebration of paranormal horror films from the 70's and 80's, award winning director Julian Richards (The Last Horror Movie) has assembled a stalwart cast of genre stars including Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Michael Pare (The Philadelphia Experiment), Chaz Bono (American Horror Story), Rae Dawn Chong (Commando) and Monte Markham (The Six Million Dollar Man). Newcomer Kayleigh Gilbert (Break Night) delivers a stunning performance and look out for a surprising cameo by oscar nominated director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last American Picture Show).

    Dragon Soldiers

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    Dragon Soldiers is a 2020 USA action film by Hank Braxtan.
    Starring Tarkan Dospil, Ruben Pla and Antuone Torbert. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, gore, language, sex references:
    • 2020 Dazzler Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    Desperate to stop a series of vicious and barbaric attacks by a fire-breathing dragon, a suburban town calls in a group of elite soldiers to take down and kill the terrifying beast. But will they succeed?
    Susan Hill's A Ghost Story: The Small Hand

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    The Small Hand is a 2019 UK horror TV movie by Justin Molotnikov.
    Starring Douglas Henshall, Louise Lombard and Adrian Rawlins. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

    Promotional Material

    Returning to Scotland for the first time in years stirs up uneasy memories for Adam Snow (Douglas Henshall, Shetland, Outlander). He longs for the beautiful Alice (Louise Lombard, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), wife of his client, and faces the realisation that he has barelybeen present for his fragile brother Hugo (Cal MacAnich, The Victim), who is suffering a mental breakdown. While visiting Alice, Adam develops a fascination for a formerly majestic mansion nearby, Raven's End. Seeing this as a chance to be closer to Alice, as well as to his brother, he decides to buy Raven's End and to finally put down roots.While working on the renovation and secretly planning a new life with Alice, Adam is plagued by haunting dreams, visions and visits from a ghostly child. Fearing he may be suffering from the same fate as his brother, Adam is determined to untangle the truth and excise the spirit from his life. But his coming to Raven's End has set in motion a chain of sinister events linked to his past and a painful secret to which Adam's family holds the key.
    Hagazussa

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    Hagazussa is a 2017 Austria / Germany horror drama by Lukas Feigelfeld.
    Starring Aleksandra Cwen, Celina Peter and Claudia Martini. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong sex :
    • 2020 Arrow Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    Debut filmmaker Lukas Feigelfeld has crafted one of the most celebrated horror debuts in recent years, playing prestigious festivals worldwide it is one of the most original takes on the subject of witchcraft which echoes Robert Eggers The Witch but draws on broader influences including the creeping dread and hallucinogenic imagery of David Lynch and Panos Cosmatos.

    In an isolated Alpine hut at the turn of the 15th Century, Albrun is a young girl growing up alone. As an adult, she is a single mother and a marked woman, outcast by a society twisted in deep-rooted superstitions and misogyny. Still haunted by the death of her own mother and increasingly abused by the community around her, Albrun starts to defy the role she has been dealt in life and embarks on a path of self-empowerment the price of which may be an even greater darkness than she has ever known before.

    Described as a spellbinding audiovisual symphony (The Hollywood Reporter) and ranked 3rd in Rotten Tomatoes ""Best Horror Movies of 2019"", Hagazussa: A Heathen s Curse is a journey into the madness prevalent both in our minds and in the world around us, and whether the difference between the two is always as clear as we hope for it to be.

    2-DISC DIRECTOR APPROVED LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Limited Edition Blu-ray and Soundtrack CD collection (2000 copies)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Reversible sleeve featuring artwork by Adrian Baxter
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kier-La Janisse and press book extracts, illustrated with original stills
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring two artworks
  • Slipcover featuring original artwork by Adrian Baxter
  • DISC 1 [BLU-RAY] - HAGAZUSSA
  • Audio commentary by critic and author Kat Ellinger
  • Select scene audio commentary by writer-director Lukas Feigelfeld
  • Beton [Concrete] (2013, 55 mins) and Interferenz (2013, 48 mins), two short films by Lukas Feigelfeld
  • Deleted scene with optional commentary by Feigelfeld
  • MMMD Music Video
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Teaser
  • DISC 2 [CD] - HAGAZUSSA SOUNDTRACK [Limited Edition Exclusive]
  • CD containing the complete Hagazussa Soundtrack by MMMD
  • Empathy Inc

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    Empathy Inc is a 2018 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Yedidya Gorsetman.
    Starring Zack Robidas, Kathy Searle and Jay Klaitz. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language:
    • 2020 Arrow Video Special Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Walk a mile in someone else.

    After a multimillion-dollar deal goes bust, disgraced venture capitalist Joel (Zack Robdis, Succession) and his actress wife Jessica (Kathy Searle, The Good Guy) are forced to move in with her overbearing parents and try and start their lives again.

    Desperate to get back on top, Joel runs into old friend Nicolaus (Eric Berryman, Marriage Story) and his business partner Lester (Jay Klaitz, Jessica Jones) tech entrepreneurs seeking new investors for their company Empathy, Inc. Offering users the chance to experience X-VR Xtreme Virtual Reality, they place them in the shoes of the much less fortunate to make them appreciate just how good they have it. As the investments start to roll in, Joel soon discovers that this start-up may have far more sinister plans for their ground-breaking tech which comes with a terrible cost...

    With shades of Pi, The Twilight Zone and Primer and exploring themes of identity crisis, poverty tourism and the greed of humanity, Empathy, Inc. is a twisted virtual reality chiller for the modern tech age that will really get under your skin

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New audio commentary with director Yedidya Gorsetman and writer Mark Leidner
  • Behind the scenes 360 (degrees)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • International Trailer
  • UK Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Barnes Brutal Posters
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Brian Tallerico
  • The Boys

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    The Boys is a USA Amazon Prime action TV series
    Starring Karl Urban, Jennifer Esposito and Jack Quaid. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong violence, gore, sex:
    • 2020 Sony Pictures R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020
    • 2020 Sony Pictures R0 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes - as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods - abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the superpowerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about "The Seven" and their formidable Vought backing.
    A Fistful Of Dynamite

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    Duck You Sucker is a 1971 Italian action film by Sergio Leone.
    With Rod Steiger, James Coburn and Romolo Valli. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb  

    Exists as a shortened US Version, a Standard Version and shorter and longer variants of the Restored Version. The BBFC cut the 2005 release for horse falls. The full length restored version was released on US Blu-ray with strong language cuts. Whilst in the UK the release featured a better quality uncut sound track, but 2 horse falls were cut.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Duck You Sucker

    UK: The Longer Restored Version was passed 15 after 6s of BBFC cuts for horse falls:
    • 2020 Eureka Entertainment Standard Edition [2 Restorations of the 157m version] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    From Sergio Leone , the acclaimed director of A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West comes his final Western, A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck, You Sucker!) and released in some territories as Once Upon A Time... the Revolution.

    Starring acting giants Rod Steiger ( In the Heat of the Night ) as Juan Miranda, an amoral peasant-turned-outlaw, and James Coburn ( Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid ) as John Mallory, a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico after becoming a fugitive in his own country. Together, they're a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia, and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives.

    Featuring a haunting and rousing score by iconic composer Ennio Morricone , A Fistful of Dynamite has risen in stature over the years and is now recognised alongside The Dollars Trilogy and Once Upon A Time in the West as a true masterpiece.

    TWO-DISC BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Two versions of the film presented in 1080p across two Blu-ray disc, including a transfer from the 2K restoration completed by Cineteca di Bologna in 2009.
    • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    • Original Mono Audio available on both versions
    • Audio Commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Sir. Christopher Frayling
    • A brand new and exclusive interview with film critic and writer Kim Newman
    • A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema
    • The Myth of Revolution [22 mins] Sir Christopher Frayling on Duck, You Sucker!
    • Sergio Donati Remembers Duck, You Sucker! [7 mins]
    • Sorting Out The Versions: An Analysis of Duck, You Sucker! [12 mins]
    • Once Upon A Time in Italy [6 mins] featurette
    • Restoration, Italian Style [6 mins]
    • Location Comparisons [9 mins]
    • Radio Spots
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring writing on the film by Simon Ward, and western authority Howard Hughes
    We Summon the Darkness

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    We Summon the Darkness is a 2019 USA horror thriller by Marc Meyers.
    Starring Alexandra Daddario, Keean Johnson and Johnny Knoxville. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong bloody violence, language, drug misuse:
    • 2020 Signature Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 11th May 2020
    • 2020 Signature Entertainment Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Frightfest Presents. Summer 1998: three boys, three girls, one hell of a night. Turn the music up and let the blood flow as ritual sacrifice becomes the ultimate party game. Alexandra Daddario, Maddie Hassan and Johnny Knoxville star in one house party that s ready to make the headlines. HAIL SATAN! Delightfully madcap, zany and enjoyable, with exceptionally memorable and entertaining characters, this horror-comedy will bring the (satanic) house down!
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Exorcism at 60,000 Feet, Blood and Flesh, Tigers Are Not Afraid


    Link Here 5th May 2020

    US flagReleased on 5th May 2020

    Tigers Are Not Afraid

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    Tigers Are Not Afraid is a 2017 Mexico horror mystery fantasy by Issa López.
    Starring Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López and Nery Arredondo. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020

    Summary Notes

    Estrella is 10 years old and has 3 wishes: The first one, that her missing mother comes back and it happens. Her mother returns but she is dead and follows Estrella everywhere. Petrified, Estrella tries to escape from her by joining a gang orphaned by violence. Soon she realizes that dead are never left behind and when you are in the middle of brutality and violence, wishes never come true the way you want them to be.

    Special Features:
    • Director's Commentary
    • The Making of Tigers are Not Affraid - Featurette
    • Interview with Guillermo del Toro and Issa López at Toronto International Film Festival
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Casting Sessions
    • Photo Galleries
    Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson

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    Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson is a 2019 USA biography by David Gregory.
    Starring Al Adamson, Stevee Ashlock and John Bloom. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Severin RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 30th April 2020

    Reviews

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON - "A fascinating study of reel horrors & real murder…"

    "Horror Film Director Found Slain, Buried Under Floor", screamed the 1995 headlines read around the world. But the truth behind the wild life of Al Adamson - including the production of such low budget classics as SATAN'S SADISTS, DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN and THE NAUGHTY STEWARDESSES - and his grisly death reveals perhaps the most bizarre career in Hollywood history. Told through over 40 first-person recollections from friends, family, colleagues and historians - plus rare clips and archival interviews with Adamson himself - BLOOD & FLESH is the award-winning chronicle of bikers, go-go dancers, porn stars, aging actors, freak-out girls, Charles Manson, Colonel Sanders, alien conspiracies and homicidal contractors that House Of Mortal Cinema calls "Brilliant stuff… a superb documentary and one of the top films of the year."

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Outtakes:
    - The Cowboy Life of Denver Dixon
    - Russ Tamblyn's Melted TV
    - Manson & Screaming Angels
    - The Prophetic Screenplay Makes Gary Kent Testify
    Beyond This Earth promo reel.
    Trailer.
    Bonus film THE FEMALE BUNCH.
    The Bunch Speaks Out - featurette.
    THE FEMALE BUNCH trailers.
    Becoming

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    Becoming is a 2020 USA Sci-Fi thriller by Omar Naim.
    Starring Toby Kebbell, Penelope Mitchell and Jason Patric. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Gravitas Ventures RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020
    • 2020 Gravitas Ventures R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020
    • 2020 Gravitas Ventures Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Becoming follows Alex (Toby Kebbell) and Lisa (Penelope Mitchell), a couple newly engaged and deeply in love. While on a road trip, they encounter an ancient evil force that chooses Alex as its new host and begins to slowly take over his mind and body, gradually transforming him into someone terrifying and violent. The changes are small at first. His handwriting. His body language. As Alex struggles with the horror of losing his identity, Lisa notices the shifts in the man she thought she loved. Is he falling out of love with her, or is it something far, far worse? Lisa tracks down Kevin (Jason Patric), a damaged survivor of the entity who has dedicated his life to defeating it. Together, they must outwit an indestructible malevolence that doesn't want to destroy Alex, it wants to be him.
    Exorcism at 60,000 Feet

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    Exorcism at 60,000 Feet is a 2019 USA comedy horror by Chad Ferrin.
    Starring Robert Miano, Bai Ling and Lance Henriksen. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    On the last flight of a transatlantic passenger airliner, a priest, a rabbi and the airline crew team together to save a plane from a pandemic of demonic possessions on an international flight. The possessions are able to spread from passenger to passenger and eventually to the pilot. Can they survive this Exorcism at 60,000 Feet?
    The Lodge

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    The Lodge is a 2019 UK horror thriller by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz.
    Starring Jaeden Martell, Richard Armitage and Alicia Silverstone. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020
    • 2020 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment R1 DVD at US Amazon released on 5th May 2020

    Reviews

    Promotional Material

    A bone-chilling nightmare from the directors of Goodnight Mommy, The Lodge follows a family who retreat to their remote winter cabin over the holidays. When the father (Richard Armitage) is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan (It's Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace (Riley Keough). Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Taste the Blood of Dracula, Dracula A.D. 1972


    Link Here 4th May 2020

    UK flagReleased on 4th May 2020

    Mob Town

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    Mob Town is a USA drama by Danny A Abeckaser.
    Starring David Arquette, Danny A Abeckaser and PJ Byrne. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong language, violence:

    Promotional Material

    In early 1957, Sgt. Ed Croswell (David Arquette - Scream), a police officer in the small town of Apalachin, New York, had stopped Carmine Gilante (Gino Cafarelli - The Irishman), an accused member of a Mafioso group led by Joe Barbara. However, when a lawyer shuts down the arrest thanks to a corrupt state judge, Croswell is not happy. Six months later, Barbara is asked by the recently released Vito Genovese (Robert Davi - Die Hard), the head of the NYC-based mob, to have his place as a sit-down for the heads of Mafia families across the nation.

    As Barbara (Jamie-Lyn Sigler - The Sopranos) prepares the meeting, Croswell begins to learn of who will be attending. As Croswell is convinced that he can try to stop the meeting he finds himself struggling with his instincts and when it all comes down, the cop makes a decision that will forever change America's view on organized crime.

    Taste the Blood of Dracula

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    Taste the Blood of Dracula is a 1970 UK horror fantasy thriller by Peter Sasdy.
    Starring Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen and Gwen Watford. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Cut by the BBFC for an X rated 1970 cinema release. This cut version was passed 15 for home video and is the best available. The film was further cut in the US for a PG rating, but later releases are the same as the UK release.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Taste the Blood of Dracula

    UK: The UK cinema cuts still apply to the extended version passed 15 without further BBFC cuts for:
    • 2020 Warner Bros R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    It's the boys night out, time for bawdy fun. Yet revelry alone can't satisfy these community leaders out on a lark. There's still an adventure they can be duped into trying, one that will transform a certain Count from moldering dust into blood lusting flesh.

    Taste the Blood of Dracula, another film in Hammer Studios' cycle of hemogobbling Victorian-era horror, is a showcase of why Hammer became the name in Gothic terror. The solid cast and rich production design raise goosebumps of real-life fear and other worldly dread. And Christopher Lee dons his red-lined cape again to become Evil Incarnate. He's Count Dracula. a being neither dead nor alive...but his movies are livelier than ever.

    Dracula A.D. 1972

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    Dracula A.D. 1972 is a UK horror by Alan Gibson.
    With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut by the BBFC, but there have been reports of the US PG version being cut, at least on VHS.
    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for strong gory images:
    • 2020 Warner Bros R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 4th May 2020

    Promotional Material

    London's become a small town for a handful of jaded psychedelic-era hipsters. But Johnny Alucard has a groovy new way for his pals to get their kicks. A certain ritual will be the living end, he insists. And if you still wonder where Johnny's coming from, try spelling his last name backwards. Dracula is raised into the modern era in this Hammer Studios shocker that's "quite well done" (John Stanley, Creature Features). Christopher Lee dons the cape for the sixth time and seeks out fresh victims. As archnemesis Van Helsing, fellow horror legend Peter Cushing clutches a vial of holy water and edges within throwing distance. Their harrowing battle royal is not to be missed. In fact, it's the living end.
     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Gutterball, Cop Killers, The Lost Continent, Shatter


    Link Here 28th April 2020

    US flagReleased on 28th April 2020

    Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy

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    Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy is a film set by Seijun Suzuki.
    Starring Yoshio Harada, Naoko Ôtani and Yûsaku Matsuda.

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Academy RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    HAUNTING, HYPNOTIC, FLAMBOYANT, EROTIC, BIZARRE SUZUKI!

    After over a decade in the wilderness following his firing from Nikkatsu for Branded to Kill (1967), maverick director Seijun Suzuki returned with a vengeance with his critically-praised tryptic of cryptic supernatural dramas set during the liberal enlightenment of Japan s Taisho Era (1912-26).

    In the multiple Japanese Academy Award-winning Zigeunerweisen (1980), two intellectuals and former colleagues from military academy involve their wives in a series of dangerous sexual games. In Kageroza (1981), a playwright is drawn like a moth to a flame to a mysterious beauty who might be a ghost, while Yumeji (1991) imagines the real-life painter-poet Takehisa Yumeji s encounter with a beautiful widow with a dark past.

    Rarely seen outside of Japan, the films in the Taisho Trilogy are considered Suzuki s masterpieces in his homeland. Presenting a dramatic turn from more his familiar tales of cops, gangsters and unruly youth, these surrealistic psychological puzzles drip with a lush exoticism, distinctively capturing the pandemonium of a bygone age of decadence and excess, when Western ideas, fashions, technologies and art fused into everyday aspect of Japanese life.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) transfers of all three films
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • New introductions to each film by critic Tony Rayns
  • Making-of featurette
  • Vintage interview with Seijun Suzuki
  • Tony Rayns on the Taisho Trilogy , a new appreciation of Suzuki s trilogy
  • Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork choices
  • Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

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    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a 1988 USA comedy horror by James Signorelli.
    Starring Cassandra Peterson, Phil Rubenstein and Larry Flash Jenkins. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Special Edition RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020
    • 2020 Arrow Video Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    She s back! Elvira, Horrorland s hostess with the mostest, finally busts out on newly restored Blu-ray with this long-awaited, positively bursting-at-the-seams special edition of her big screen debut, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!

    Having just quit her job as a Los Angeles TV horror hostess, Elvira receives the unexpected news that she s set to inherit part of her great aunt Morgana s estate. Arriving in the small town of Fallwell, Massachusetts to claim her inheritance, Elvira receives a less than enthusiastic reception from the conservative locals amongst them, her sinister uncle Vincent, who, unbeknownst to Elvira, is in fact an evil warlock secretly scheming to steal the old family spellbook for his own nefarious ends

    Campy, quirky and stuffed to the brim with more double entendres than your average Carry On movie, 1988 s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark helped solidify the horror hostess (played by Cassandra Peterson) as a major pop culture icon, here owning every inch of the screen with her quick wit, sass, and of course, cleaving-enhancing gown!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed stereo 2.0 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Introduction to the film by director James Signorelli
  • 2017 Audio Commentary with director James Signorelli, hosted by Fangoria editor emeritus Tony Timpone
  • 2017 Audio Commentary with Patterson Lundquist, elviramistressofthedark dot-com webmaster and judge of US TV show The Search for the Next Elvira
  • Too Macabre The Making of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark newly-revised 2018 version of this feature-length documentary on the making of the film, including interviews with various cast and crew and rare never-before-seen archival material
  • Recipe for Terror: The Creation of the Pot Monster newly-revised 2018 version of this featurette on the concept and design of the pot monster, as well as the film s other SFX
  • Original storyboards
  • Extensive image galleries
  • Original US theatrical and teaser trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring writing by Kat Ellinger and Patterson Lundquist

  • The Wind

    Link Here

    The Wind is a 1986 USA horror thriller by Nico Mastorakis.
    Starring Meg Foster, Wings Hauser and David McCallum. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    There is also a UK release.

    Promotional Material

    What would you do if going outside meant being killed by a raging hurricane, but staying indoors meant being hacked to pieces by a sickle wielding maniac? Arrow Video proudly presents The Wind , from prolific genre filmmaker Nico Mastorakis, the director behind such cult classics as Hired to Kill and Island of Death .

    When mystery novelist Sian Anderson (Meg Foster, They Live ) arrives in the remote Greek town of Monemvasia, Elias Appleby (Robert Morley, The African Queen ), the pompous British landlord of the house she s renting warns her of two dangers: the wind, which gets dangerously strong at night, and Phil (Wings Hauser, Vice Squad ), his sleazy and suspicious American handyman. As night falls and the wind starts howling, Sian witnesses the shocking sight of Phil burying Elias s dead body in a shallow grave in his front garden! Trapped indoors from the raging, tree-branch-breaking wind, Sian must play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the murderous Phil, who ll stop at nothing to silence this inconvenient witness!

    A tense and thrilling blend of Euro-horror and late 80s slasher, The Wind is a stalk n slash hidden gem, presented here for the first time on Blu-ray. Get ready to be blown away!

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional Greek subtitles
  • Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
  • Blowing The Wind - Brand new interview with Director Nico Mastorakis
  • The Sound of The Wind - The complete soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers
  • A collection of trailers for the films of Nico Mastorakis
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Kat Ellinger

  • Shatter

    Link Here

    Shatter is a 1974 UK / Hong Kong action drama by Michael Carreras and Monte Hellman (uncredited).
    Starring Stuart Whitman, Lung Ti and Lily Li. BBFC link IMDb

    A co-production between Hammer and the Hong Kong Shaw Brothers was cut by the BBFC for X rated cinema release in 1975.  A uncut version is set for 2020 Blu-ray. This was Peter Cushing's last film for Hammer.

    The 1975 BBFC cuts  were to remove a hook impaling and a man being shot and spitting blood during the dock fight.

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Hammer Films and The Shaw Brothers come together again for an exciting action film! International assassin Shatter (Stuart Whitman, Crazy Mama, Ruby) completes a contract kill on an African dictator and heads for Hong Kong to collect his payment. But when he finds himself marked for death in a deadly double-cross, the hit man is hunted through the seedy underworld. Now with the help of a kung fu master (Ti Lung, A Better Tomorrow), Shatter must take on the international drug syndicate in a final showdown of violence and vengeance! Filmed on location in Hong Kong, Shatter (also known as Call Him Mr. Shatter) was the second and last of Hammer's co-productions with the famed Shaw Brothers studio (The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires). Cult director Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop, Cockfighter) was replaced mid-production by producer Michael Carreras who completed this troubled-yet-fascinating action thriller that co-stars Anton Diffring (Circus Of Horrors) and the legendary Peter Cushing in his final Hammer performance.
    The Lost Continent

    Link Here

    The Lost Continent is a 1968 UK / USA fantasy adventure by Michael Carreras and Leslie Norman (uncredited).
    Starring Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef and Suzanna Leigh. BBFC link IMDb

    The US theatrical release was cut for an MPAA G rating. The cut footage was located and spliced back into the a US theatrical print to create the Extended Version released on home video. However the restored footage was slightly lower quality, and the final result was significantly shorter than the original UK Theatrical Version.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The Lost Continent

    US:  The US Theatrical Version is cut and MPAA G rated:
    US:  The US Extended Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory [US Theatrical Version + US Extended Version] RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    "There is hardly another Hammer picture [that] features the sheer madness within, like a psychedelic dream come to life or something straight from the mind of Terry Gilliam ... the sheer unpredictability ... keeps you glued to your seat and your eyes on the screen." -- The Telltale Mind The passengers of an old freighter en route to South America find that their voyage is truly damned! The nightmare begins when Captain Lansen (Eric Porter) attempts to transport illegal explosives and their rusty tramp steamer becomes stranded in the vast floating swamp of the mysterious Sargasso Sea. Under the cover of night, the terrified travelers encounter unspeakable monsters, man-eating seaweed, vicious mutant pirates and stupendously endowed women. All aboard for this "marvelously absurd, straight-faced anthology of comic-strip plots, dialogue, devices and special effects" (The New York Times)!
    The McPherson Tape

    Link Here

    The McPherson Tape is a 1989 USA Sci-Fi horror by Dean Alioto.
    Starring Tommy Giavocchini, Patrick Kelley and Shirly McCalla. IMDb

    Exists as an Original Version and a Director's Cut..
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 AGFA [Original Version + Director's Cut] R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    The world's first found footage horror movie!

    A decade before THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT redefined the horror landscape, there was THE MCPHERSON TAPE . On October 8th, 1983, the McPherson family gathered together to celebrate the 5th birthday of Michelle, the littlest member of their household. Everything was captured on VHS by Michael McPherson and his new camcorder. Including the alien invasion. Shot for $6000 by first-time filmmaker Dean Alioto in 1989, this movie blends the production design of a Jaycees haunted house with a dead serious tone to forge a fun, hypnotic nightmare that upends the concept of reality. Due to a warehouse fire at the original distribution company, THE MCPHERSON TAPE was never legitimately released. AGFA + Bleeding Skull! are proud to present the world home video premiere of this important milestone in shot-on-video horror history, newly preserved from the original 3/4" master tape.

    NOTICE! This movie was shot on VHS and edited on tape. Please approach the technical quality of the transfers with empathy.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray
    2. New transfer from the original 3/4" master tape!
    3. UFO ABDUCTION: The 2017 director's cut!
    4. Commentary track with director Dean Alioto on original cut!
    5. 1989 theatrical premiere introduction!
    6. ENCOUNTERS TV segment!
    7. Fantastic Fest Q&A!
    8. Reversible cover artwork
    9. SDH English subtitles

    Olivia

    Link Here

    Olivia (aka Prozzie) is a 1983 USA / West Germany crime horror romance by Ulli Lommel.
    Starring Suzanna Love, Robert Walker Jr and Jeff Winchester. IMDb

    Seems to have been cut in the US at some point but recent worldwide releases have been uncut.

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Vinegar Syndrome specializes in the masterful restoration and distribution of cult, horror, and erotic films from the 1960s-90s.

    When she was a child, Olivia ( Suzanna Love ) witnessed the horrifying and violent murder of her prostitute mother at the hands of an angry John. Now an adult, she's married to an abusive and controlling factory worker, that is, until her mother appears to her and demands that Olivia avenge her death by seducing and then slaying men. While disposing of a body near the London Bridge, Olivia has a chance meeting with a friendly American named Mike ( Robert Walker, Jr. ) who reveals that he's visiting England in order to dismantle and move the bridge to Arizona, setting off a series of increasingly strange events, and a lot more bloodshed...

    Perhaps the most offbeat film in the fascinating career of German actor turned exploitation auteur, Ulli Lommel ( Tenderness of the Wolves , The Boogeyman ) OLIVIA (also known as Prozzie and Double Jeopardy ) finds a distinctive blend of slasher, erotic thriller, and straight forward sleaze, seasoned with touches of semi-surrealism. Atmospherically photographed and featuring a moody score by Joel Goldsmith ( Man's Best Friend ), Vinegar Syndrome brings this nearly unclassifiable piece of early 80s genre weirdness to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4K from its original 35mm camera negative and presented in its completely uncensored version for the first time on disc.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
    3. "Becoming Olivia" - an interview with actress Suzanna Love
    4. "Taking on Many Roles" - an interview with writer/asst. director John P. Marsh
    5. "A Chance Meeting" - an interview with cinematographer Jon Kranhouse
    6. "Learning From Ulli" - an interview with editor Terrell Tannen
    7. Super 8mm behind-the-scenes footage shot and narrated by writer/a.d. John P. Marsh
    8. Original theatrical trailer
    9. Reversible cover artwork
    10. SDH English subtitles

    Deadline

    Link Here

    Deadline is a 1984 Canada action horror thriller by Mario Azzopardi.
    Starring Stephen Young, Sharon Masters and Marvin Goldhar. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Steven Lessey ( Stephen Young ; Soylent Green , Patton ) makes his living as a horror writer who has learned that the bloodier the story, the bigger the market. But Steven has also hit a personal crisis wherein he yearns for artistic recognition and an escape from the brutality he conjures up to earn a living. All the while, his horrifying and murderous fantasies begin to blend into his day-to-day life, numbing him to his crumbling marriage, until a shocking tragedy occurs, from which he has no escape...

    One of the true hidden gems of Canadian horror cinema, Mario Azzopardi's DEADLINE is an unflinchingly grim, twisted, and cynically comedic study of a man's slow descent into madness, punctuated by expertly rendered and creatively staged gory deaths. Featuring elegant and colorful cinematography by Manfred Guthe ( The Pit ), tightly paced editing, and even a surprise musical sequence featuring acclaimed New Wave band, Rough Trade, Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings this gruesome masterpiece to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored from 35mm vault elements.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm vault elements
    3. "Producing Something Horrific" - an interview with producer Henry Less
    4. "Embracing the Horror" - an interview with cinematographer Manfred Guthe
    5. Reversible cover artwork
    6. SDH English subtitles

    Malabimba

    Link Here

    Malabimba is a 1979 Italy adult horror drama by Andrea Bianchi (as Andrew White).
    Starring Katell Laennec, Enzo Fisichella and Patrizia Webley. IMDb

    As well as the regular version there is a longer version with hardcore inserts and deleted scenes. The Vinegar Syndrome release will be this longer version.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Vinegar Syndrome R0 Blu-ray/R0 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Reviews

    • See review from pophorror.com : " The script leaves behind plot and character development to show money shots even Ron Jeremy would be proud of "

    Promotional Material

    Bimba ( Katell Laennec ) lives in a gothic castle with her family. However, after her family conducts a seance to communicate with her dead mother, Bimba begins acting in increasingly strange and perverted ways. With her father at a loss for what to do, he invites a beautiful nun who resides in the castle to try and help get her under control. However, the Sister soon suspects that Bimba has become possessed by an insatiable, sex-starved demon which will stop at nothing, including murder, to fulfill its depraved and unholy desires.

    From the warped and deranged mind of one of Italy's foremost purveyors of top quality sleaze, Andrea Bianchi ( Burial Ground , Strip Nude for Your Killer ), comes one of the most shocking and blasphemous pieces of sexploitation cinema ever made: MALABIMBA . Co-starring Giancarlo Del Duca ( Giallo A Venezia ), Patricia Webley ( Play Motel ), and Mariangela Girodano ( Patrick Still Lives ), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to give this notorious, hardcore Exorcist riff its worldwide Blu-ray debut, newly restored in 2K from its original 16mm camera negative and presented here in its fully uncut and uncensored, 100 minute version.

    Bonus Features:
    1. Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
    2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original negative
    3. "Malabimba Uncovered" - interviews with actress Mariangela Giordano and cinematographer Franco Villa
    4. Brand new audio commentary with film historians and authors Samm Deighan, Heather Drain, and Kat Ellinger
    5. Theatrical trailer
    6. Reversible cover artwork
    7. SDH English subtitles

    Gutterballs

    Link Here

    Gutterballs is a 2008 Canada horror by Ryan Nicholson
    With Alastair Gamble, Mihola Terzic and Nathan Witte. IMDb

    Exists as a cut MPAA R rated version; an MPAA Unrated version titled Balls-Out; and a version with hardcore inserts titled Bare-Boner. The film was heavily cut in Germany for an FSK 18 rating, and has notably never been released at all in the UK.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Gutterballs

    US: Presumably it's the Unrated Version being released here:
    • 2020 Unearthed Films R0 Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020
    • 2020 Unearthed Films R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 28h April 2020

    Promotional Material

    A brutally sadistic rape leads to a series of bizarre gory murders during a midnight disco bowl-a-rama at a popular bowling alley. One by one, players of two teams meet blood-drenched gruesome deaths at the hand of a black bowling-gloved masked killer. This alley runs red with blood by sunrise.

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary with director Ryan Nicholson
    • Behind the Balls, Making of Gutterballs
    • Behind the scenes
    • Interviews
    • Outtakes
    • Photo Gallery
    • Pin-etration Edition
    The Back Lot Murders

    Link Here

    The Back Lot Murders is a 2002 USA comedy horror by David DeFalco.
    Starring Priscilla Barnes, Corey Haim and Charles Fleischer. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    The Back Lot Murders takes the slasher genre and twists it! Blending horror and satire, it tells the story of Wiseguys, a rock band on the brink of stardom, shooting their first video on the back lot of the world's most famous movie studio. Little do they know that they are their beautiful girl friends are targets of a deranged psycho killer! One by one the cast and crew begin disappearing into the night only to turn up as ghastly victims. Featuring an all-star cast including Priscilla Barnes (Mallrats), Charles Fleischer (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and Corey Haim (The Lost Boys) in this Hollywood send-up with an entirely new take on the classic horror slasher genre!

    SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Behind the Scenes interviews with interviews with cast members Brian Gaskill, Carrie Stevens and Charles Fleischer
  • Audio Commentary with Director David DeFalco and Code Red's 'Banana Man'
  • Cop Killers + Project: Kill

    Link Here

    Cop Killers is a 1977 USA action drama by Walter R Cichy (as Walter Cichy).
    Starring Jason Williams, Bill Osco and Diane Keller. BBFC link IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 18 rated VHS in 1986. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

    Project: Kill is a 1976 USA / Philippines action drama by William Girdler.
    Starring Leslie Nielsen, Gary Lockwood and Nancy Kwan. IMDb
    There are no censorship issues with this film.
    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force [Cop Killers + Project: Kill] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    This #5 retro drive-in release from Dark Force Entertainment featuring two lost lost drive-in classics!

    COP KILLERS: Jason Williams (Flesh Gordon) and William Osco (Night Patrol) star as two hippies on their way to a cocaine deal get stopped by the police at a roadblock, resulting in a shootout where they kill the cops. They then go on a crime spree of robbery and murder.

    PROJECT: KILL: A former government assassin flees a mind-control program in the Philippines, pursued by his ex-partner, the local police and Asian gangsters.

    God's Bloody Acre! + So Sad About Gloria

    Link Here

    US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020
    God's Bloody Acre is a 1975 USA horror drama by Harry Kerwin (as Harry E Kerwin).
    Starring Wayne Crawford, Jennifer Stock and Sam Moree. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    So Sad About Gloria is a 1973 USA crime horror mystery by Harry Thomason.
    Starring Lori Saunders, Robert Ginnaven and Dean Jagger. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this film.

    Promotional Material

    This #4 retro drive-in release from Dark Force Entertainment featuring two lost lost drive-in classics!

    GOD'S BLOODY ACRE: Three mountain-men brothers living in an uninhabited forest area love their simple lifestyle. When a construction crew shows up to clear the way for a park, the brothers are prepared to stop at nothing to defend their lifestyle - even murder. Newly restored and remastered from the only surviving 35mm print provided by the star of the film and cult movie legend Wayne Crawford.

    SO SAD ABOUT GLORIA (1973): A young woman just released from a mental hospital moves back in with her family. However, she is soon troubled by disturbing visions in which she commits a series of axe murders. Newly remastered with extensive scene by scene correction.

    SPECIAL FEATURE: watch in Dark Force's exclusive "Drive-In Mode" featuring the nostalgic drive-in intermission clock!

    Kill or Be Killed

    Link Here

    Kill or Be Killed is a 1976 South Africa / USA action sport drama by Ivan Hall.
    Starring James Ryan, Charlotte Michelle and Norman Coombes. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 28th April 2020
    • 2020 Dark Force Ent Amazon Prime VoD [US only] at US Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Two former ranking figures of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals then race to assemble the top competitors from around the world, with Steve Hunt being the most sought after fighter.

    Also known as ''Karate Killer'' this cult classic was shot on location in South Africa and heavily inspired by the hit studio movie ENTER THE DRAGON. Stars James Ryan (Space Mutiny) competing in a martial arts tournament where they fight to the death.

    Brand new HD master from only surviving 16mm print.

     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Happy Birthday to Me, The Prince of Tides, The Collector, The Gentlemen


    Link Here 27th April 2020

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    The Prince of Tides

    Link Here

    The Prince of Tides is a 1991 USA drama by Barbra Streisand.
    Starring Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte and Blythe Danner. BBFC link  IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release. The film was rated 15 uncut for 1991 cinema release, and for the follow up home video releases. The film was resubmitted for 2020 Blu-ray with a commentary track and the BBFC decided that film would now be 18 rated, should it be submitted in feature format. The BBFC tweeted:

    We changed our guidelines on sexual violence at 15 in 2019. The scene of sexual violence in Prince of Tides is no longer permissible at 15. Therefore the rating has been raised to 18. We have not recently been asked to view the film, only the audio commentary version.

    UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2020 Sony Pictures/Criterion Collection RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020
    • 2020 Sony Pictures Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Note that the disk is 18 rated because of 18 rated extras. This rating can surely be ignored because it is just the BBFC virtue signaling about how seriously it is concerned about sexual violence, rather than a rating based on the explicitness and level of violence of the content.

    Promotional Material

    Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte star in the stunning screen adaptation of Pat Conroy's best-selling novel, THE PRINCE OF TIDES. Nolte is Tom Wingo, a disillusioned Southern coach who must reveal his tortured childhood in order to help his suicidal sister. Streisand is Susan Lowenstein, the determined psychiatrist who battles Tom's resentment and rage in search of the truth. Their antagonism gradually gives way to love, as Tom and Susan find the secret that unlocks his sister's torment and the courage to change their own lives. Critically acclaimed as the best movie of the year, THE PRINCE OF TIDES was hailed by Jeffrey Lyons as a blockbuster, must-see, can't-miss movie. Streisand also won rave reviews as director, assembling a superlative supporting cast that includes Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan, Jeroen Krabb.
    The Cabin Murders

    Link Here

    The Cabin Murders is a 2019 UK crime horror by Andrew Jones.
    Starring Jennifer Sims, Dennis Farrin and Derek Nelson. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sustained sexual threat, strong violence:
    • 2020 4Digital Media R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    In this terrifying true-life tale, a family's peaceful vacation at a remote cabin in Utah is shattered when they return from a day of exploring to find two masked intruders in their home. What begins as a robbery soon escalates into violence and two of the family are brutally murdered. As night falls only teenage sisters Linnea and Tina remain alive, battling for survival against their sadistic captors. But as the sun comes up the tormented teens find the strength to fight back and the intruders get more than they bargained for.
    An English Haunting

    Link Here

    An English Haunting is a 2020 UK horror by Charlie Steeds.
    Starring David Lenik, Tessa Wood and Barrington De La Roche. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong supernatural threat, violence, disturbing images:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    In 1960s England, Blake Cunningham and his alcoholic mother are forced to move into the mysterious Clemonte Hall, a vast isolated manor house, to care for his dying Grandfather who resides in the attic room. Soon, ghostly goings-on fill the house with dread, as it becomes apparent Grandfather's illness may have a supernatural cause that can only be cured by uncovering the terrifying secrets of the house and its dark history.
    Inmate Zero

    Link Here

    Inmate Zero is a 2020 UK horror by Russell Owen.
    Starring Meg Alexandra, Gabz Barker and Kate Bell. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong gory images, violence:
    • 2020 Vertical Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    The most extreme medical trials are conducted on the inmates of St. Leonards, a re-purposed prison for some of the world's most violent criminals. But when one experiment goes wrong, the entire facility becomes a terrifying, disease-ridden maze for the desperate survivors.
    Happy Birthday to Me

    Link Here

    Happy Birthday to Me is a 1981 Canada horror mystery thriller by J Lee Thompson.
    Starring Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford and Lawrence Dane. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Uncut in the UK on cinema and VHS. The video was seized by police during the video nasties panic. Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating and this cut version was released on 2004 UK DVD.
    UK: The cut US R Rated version was previously passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films Amazon Prime VoD [UK only] at UK Amazon

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis Popular high school senior Virginia Wainwright (Melissa Sue Anderson) survives a freak accident, but suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. As she attempts to resume a normal life, something terrible is happening - her friends are being ruthlessly murdered one by one. But will she be the next victim or is she the killer? Director J Lee Thompson's classic shocker was made during the period before the horror genre drenched itself in irony and self-reflexivity, and instead revels in the effective staging of the terrifying set-pieces which drive it towards its climax. "

    Extras INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • - HD restoration
    • - Original mono audio
    • - Alternative 5.1 surround sound track
    • - Alternative score: experience the film with the controversial re-scored electronic music soundtrack, as used on the 2004 home video re-release
    • - Audio commentary by The Hysteria Continues team: Justin Kerswell (author of Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut) Joseph Henson, Erik Threlfall and Nathan Johnson
    • - Image gallery: on-set and promotional material
    • - Original trailer and TV spots
    • - New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    The Collector

    Link Here

    The Collector is a 1965 UK / USA romance by William Wyler.
    Starring Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar and Mona Washbourne. IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for:
    • 2020 Powerhouse Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    The great Hollywood director William Wyler (Jezebel, Wuthering Heights, The Heiress, Ben-Hur) took John Fowles' celebrated novel and turned it into one of the finest -- and most controversial -- psychological thrillers of the 1960s.

    A lonely, unbalanced young butterfly collector (Terence Stamp, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mind of Mr. Soames, Superman II) stalks and abducts a young art student (Samantha Eggar, Psyche 59, The Brood), keeping her imprisoned in a stone cellar as if she were one of his specimens.

    Stamp and Eggar won Best Actor prizes for their roles at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival, and the film remains a surprising and often shocking depiction of psychotic obsession."

    Extras - INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    • 2K restoration
    • Original mono audio
    • The Guardian Interview with William Wyler (1981, 83 mins): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Adrian Turner at London's NationalFilm Theatre
    • The Guardian Interview with Terence Stamp (1989, 92 mins): archival audio recording of the award-winning actor in conversation with Tony Sloman at the National FilmTheatre
    • Selected scenes commentary with author and film historian Neil Sinyard
    • Angel to Devil (2018, 13 mins): new and exclusive interview in which Terence Stamp remembers working with Wyler
    • Nothing But Death (2018, 16 mins): Award-winning actor Samantha Eggar recalls her work on the film in this new and exclusive interview
    • The Look of Stardom (1965, 3 mins): promotional film about the casting of Samantha Eggar
    • The Location Collector (2018, 8 mins): identifying the places where The Collector's exteriors were filmed
    • Richard Combs on 'The Collector' (2018, 9 mins): a new appreciation by the renowned critic, lecturer and broadcaster
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Original teaser trailers
    • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    The Gentlemen

    Link Here

    The Gentlemen is a 2020 USA action crime film by Guy Ritchie.
    Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam and Michelle Dockery. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    A very British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language:
    • 2020 Entertainment in Video RB 4K Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020
    • 2020 Entertainment in Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020
    • 2020 Entertainment in Video R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020
    Kwaidan

    Link Here

    Kwaidan is a 1964 Japan horror fantasy by Masaki Kobayashi.
    Starring Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama and Misako Watanabe. BBFC link IMDb

    Shortened by dropping one episode for an X rated 1967 cinema release. A less cut International Version was released on PG rated VHS. The full length Original Version was released on 2006 DVD. 
    UK:  The Original Version was previously passed PG uncut:
    • 2020 Eureka Entertainment (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 27th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Kwaidan features four nightmarish tales adapted from Lafcadio Hearn s classic Japanese ghost stories about mortals caught up in forces beyond their comprehension when the supernatural world intervenes in their lives: "The Black Hair", "The Woman of the Snow", "Hoichi the Earless", and "In a Cup of Tea".

    Breathtakingly photographed entirely on hand-painted sets, the film is an abstract wash of luminescent colours from another world. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the complete 183-minute original Japanese cut of Masaki Kobayashi s masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Hardbound Slipcase
    • PLUS: A 100-PAGE Perfect Bound Illustrated Collector s book featuring reprints of Lafcadio Hearn s original ghost stories; a survey of the life and career of Masaki Kobayashi by Linda Hoaglund; and a wide-ranging interview with the film maker the last he d ever give
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from Criterion s 2K digital restoration of Kobayashi s original director s cut
    • Original monaural Japanese soundtrack
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Kim Newman on "Kwaidan" a new interview with the film critic and writer
    • Shadowings [35 mins] a new video essay by David Cairns and Fiona Watson
    • Original trailers
    Bone Breaker

    Link Here

    Bone Breaker is a 2020 UK thriller by Nicholas Winter.
    Starring Lucy Aarden, Rachel Bright and Ian P Campbell. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence:

    Promotional Material

    THERE'S ONLY ONE GOAL AND THAT'S TO SURVIVE. WELCOME TO THE LAND OF THE BONE BREAKER

    A secluded location in the countryside promises to be the perfect spot for a fitness video shoot, courtesy of a local landowner. Running late for filming, one member of the team trips while rushing through the woods, breaking her leg. She cries out for help, but nobody seems to hear her screams. Among the trees, a figure emerges, dragging a huge hammer. The team soon learn that they are being subjected to a sick game, having been lured in under false pretenses. Facing their doom at the hands of a sinister maniac, can anyone survive the Bone Breaker?

     

     

     

    Weekly US DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    The Curse of the Werewolf, Why Don't You Just Die!


    Link Here 21st April 2020

    US flagReleased on  21st April 2020

    Why Don't You Just Die!

    Link Here

    Why Don't You Just Die! is a 2018 Russia comedy thriller by Kirill Sokolov.
    Starring Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev and Evgeniya Kregzhde. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Arrow Video RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Shades of early Tarantino, Edgar Wright and Sam Raimi abound in this violent, stylish and riotously entertaining slice of family life, Moscow style, described as a splatterpunk action comedy drenched in gleefully dark Russian humor ( The Hollywood Reporter ) and an amazing first feature from a filmmaker to watch ( Screen Anarchy ).

    Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend s parents apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honor. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey s attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don t quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable not to mention ruthless opponent than he anticipated and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die.

    Making his feature debut, writer/director Kirill Sokolov presents a rousing tale of family, modern relationships and the dark places they can take you to when things turn sour. Featuring a soundtrack that veers between Ennio Morricone-esque western riffs and toe-tappingly catchy pop numbers, Why Don t You Just Die! delivers laughs, shocking twists and copious quantities of blood and gore, and establishes Sokolov as one of cinema s brightest rising stars.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Brand new interview with author and critic Kim Newman, exploring Why Don t You Just Die! within the context of the long-standing tradition of single location cinema
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from rehearsals and the film set
  • Four short films by Kirill Sokolov: Could Be Worse , The Outcome , The Flame and the award-winning Sisyphus is Happy (Best Director and Gold Frame awards, 2013 Unprecedented Cinema International Festival of Short Film)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Kirill Sokolov s complete original storyboard for the film (BD-ROM content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of artwork

    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Neil Mitchell

  • The Curse of the Werewolf

    Link Here

    The Curse of the Werewolf is a 1961 UK horror romance by Terence Fisher.
    Starring Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed and Yvonne Romain. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb

    Heavily cut by the BBFC for 1961 cinema release. A less cut BBC version turned up in 1995. Cuts were waived for 12 rated DVD in 2010. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Curse of the Werewolf

    US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
    • 2020 Shout! Factory RA Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 21st April 2020

    Reviews

    • See review from insidepulse.com : " The sets and the camerawork gives the film a sense of prestige as Oliver Reed emerges as a leading man "

    Promotional Material

    His beast-blood demanded he KILL ... KILL ... KILL! Directed by legendary horror filmmaker Terence Fisher (Horror of Dracula, The Curse Of Frankenstein), this atmospheric tale of terror stars Oliver Reed (Venom, The Brood) as the orphan of a maniacal beggar and a mute girl. From his birth to young manhood, he discovers a horrible secret. Try as he may, the cursed man is unable to deny the dark force within him. When the moon is full, he becomes an uncontrollable, seemingly unstoppable killer incapable of distinguishing between friend and foe. Spectacular makeup effects and beautifully photographed 19th-century European locales heighten the suspense of this classic tale of horror.

    Extras

    • Audio Commentary With Actress Yvonne Romain, Special Makeup Effects Artist Mike Hill And Composer Leslie Bricusse has them share stories from the set.
    • Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman And Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr has them go deep into the production and the history of the actors involve in the Hammer production.
    • The Men Who Made Hammer -- Roy Ashton (19:12) focuses on the special effects artist who worked on so many of the Hammer films. Richard Klemensen talks about his pal Ashton and the techniques he used to create the creatures. There's quite a bit on his werewolf makeup.
    • Serial Killer -- Benjamin Frankel, Serialism And The Curse Of The Werewolf (21:52) is about the soundtrack composer and not other serial killers. David Huckvale discusses Benjamin Frankel's work on the film. The composer went on to score The Night of the Iguana.
    • The Making Of The Curse Of The Werewolf (46:10) includes Interviews With Actors Catherine Feller And Yvonne Romain, Mike Hill, Art Director Don Mingaye, Art Department Member Margaret Robinson and filmmaker Jimmy Sangster. There's a lot of talk about how this film came about from the necessity to use the new sets. There's also plenty of talk about Oliver Reed. This is what I've been waiting to see since my previous editions of Curse were barebones affairs.
    • Lycanthropy: The Beast In All Of Us (3:28) is a short introduction to the reality of lycanthropy.
    • Censoring The Werewolf (13:48) goes into how the movie was snipped because it was a bit too edgy for the British Censors even with a X Certification like the previous horror films Hammer had put out.
    • Trailers From Hell With Commentary By Filmmaker John Landis (2:37) has the director of American Werewolf in London talking about this hairy tale. He isn't happy how bad the trailer looks with so many scratches even if it came out of Joe Dante's collection.
    • Theatrical Trailer (1:51) looks so much better than the one in Joe Dante's collection.
    • Radio Spot (0:29) tempts you to cruise to the drive-in on the night of the full moon.
    • Still Gallery (3:30) is plenty of views from the release and the artwork.
     

     

     

    Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases...

    Blue Story, Cannibal Ferox, The New York Ripper, Hollow Man


    Link Here 20th April 2020

    UK flagReleased on 20th April 2020

     
    Seven Blood-Stained Orchids

    Link Here

    Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso) is a 1972 Italy / West Germany mystery thriller by Umberto Lenzi.
    Starring Antonio Sabato, Uschi Glas and Pier Paolo Capponi. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    Summary Notes

    A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again.

    UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexualised violence, bloody images for:
    • 2020 88 Films R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th April 2020
     
    Heart of Dragon

    Link Here

    Heart of the Dragon (Long de xin) is a 1985 Hong Kong / Japan action crime comedy by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Fruit Chan.
    Starring Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Emily Chu. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.

    According to the director Sammo Hung the original version was the Hong Kong Version and that the the scenes added for the Japanese were in fact deleted scenes.

    UK: The Hong Kong Version was previously passed 18 uncut:
    UK: BBFC details have not been published for the Japanese Version:
    • 2020 88 Films [Hong Kong + Japanese Versions] RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Synopsis World-famous for their action and derring-do, old friends Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung teamed up for a more film that shows there's much more to them than brawling. Jackie plays a good-hearted cop looking after his learning-disabled brother Danny, played by Sammo, but doesn't always succeed in keeping him out of trouble. When Danny is taken as a hostage, his brother will risk everything -- his career and even his life -- to rescue him, throwing it down as only Jackie Chan can. Made the same year as Police Story, Heart of Dragon was a change of pace for the great action artists, giving them a chance to show of their acting chops as well as their stunt skills -- even if they don't ignore the latter! 88 Films are proud to present this UK blu ray premiere of a Hong Kong classic.

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    • NEW 2K REMASTER OF THE ORIGINAL HONG KONG CUT FROM THE 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • NEW 2K REMASTER OF THE EXTENDED CUT (JAPANESE VERSION) FROM THE 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
    • Audio options:
      • Cantonese mono with newly remastered English subtitles [HK Cut]
      • Classic English Dub [HK Cut]
      • Cantonese Japanese Soundtrack [Extended Cut]
      • Cantonese HK theatrical Soundtrack [Extended Cut]
      • Cantonese HK theatrical Soundtrack with Japanese Soundtrack for parking lot fight scene [Extended Cut]
      • Cantonese with HK soundtrack & the Japanese songs [Extended Cut]
      • Classic English dub hybrid with Cantonese for the extra Japanese scenes [Extended Cut]
    • Newly Remastered English Subtitles
    • The First Mission - Making of Special [48:41 mins]
    • The First Mission - Behind the Scenes - Special video for the pre-release event (screened at Shinjuku Shochiku and others in August 1985) [15:21 mins] [HD]
    • Interview with Jackie Chan
    • Interview with Rocky Lai
    • Interview with Sammo Hung
    • Trailers:
      • Hong Kong Trailer
      • English 'Raging Force' Trailer
      • Fortune Star Trailer
      • Japanese Teaser Trailer #1
      • Japanese Teaser Trailer #2
      • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Fully illustrated booklet
    • Reversible cover
    • REGION-B "LOCKED"
     
    Hollow Man

    Link Here

    Hollow Man is a 2000 US/Germany Sci-Fi by Paul Verhoeven.
    With Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin BBFC link IMDb

    Cut in the US for an MPAA R rated theatrical version. Later released uncut as an MPAA Unrated Director's Cut. Both versions were passed 18 by the BBFC without further cuts.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Hollow Man

    UK: The cut Theatrical Version was previously passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
    • 2020 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    From Paul Verhoeven, visionary director of RoboCop and Starship Troopers, comes a tales of transparent terror! Hollow Man's Oscar-nominated special effects are as ground-breaking now as they were upon its original release nearly 20 years ago.

    A team of scientists led by the ambitious Dr. Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) have developed a ground-breaking serum for invisibility. Desperate to take their research to the next level,
    Caine volunteers himself as a test subject with horrifying results...

    Extras:

    HD Transfer in Original 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
    Optional English Subtitles
    English DTS-HD MA 5.1
    Disappearing Act - The Genre Jaunts of Paul Verhoeven: An Interview with Critic Kim Newman about the Hollow Man Legacy and thecareer of Director Paul Verhoeven
    Hollow Man Trailer

    Black Christmas

    Link Here

    Black Christmas is a 2019 New Zealand / USA horror mystery thriller by Sophia Takal.
    Starring Imogen Poots, Cary Elwes and Brittany O'Grady. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release beyond noting that it was PG-13 rated by the the MPAA.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, threat, sexual violence:
    • 2020 Universal Pictures UK R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    From the producer of Get Out and Halloween, comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood.

    Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. As the body count rises, the sisters start to question whether they can trust any man. Whoever the killer is, he's about to discover that this generation's young women aren't about to be anybody's victims.

    Bonus Features

    • Alternate Ending
    • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • You Messed with the Wrong Sisters
    • The (Re)Making of a Cult Classic
    • Welcome to Mu Kappa Epsilon
    • Feature commentary by director Sophia Takal and star Imogen Poots
    Blue Story

    Link Here

    Blue Story is a 2019 UK crime drama by Rapman (as Andrew Onwubolu).
    Starring Stephen Odubola, Micheal Ward and Khali Best. BBFC link IMDb

    Passed 15 uncut by the BBFC for 2019 cinema release. Cinema bosses temporarily banned the film after violence broke out a Birmingham screening in November 2019.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for very strong language, strong violence, threat, sex, drug misuse:
    • 2020 Paramount Home Entertainment R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    A gripping, timely and powerful urban drama, Blue Story marks the remarkable feature debut of grime artist, YouTube sensation and director Andrew Onwubolu aka Rapman.

    Best friends Timmy (Stephen Odubola) and Marco (Micheal Ward) go to the same high school in Peckham but live in neighbouring London boroughs. When Marco's beaten up by one of Timmy's primary school friends, the two boys wind up on rival sides of a never-ending cycle of postcode gang war in which there are no winners... only victims.

    Bonus Features

    • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Rapman
    • The Cast Of Blue Story
    • The Making Of Blue Story
    • The Message Of Blue Story
    • The Blue Story
    Crossbreed

    Link Here

    Crossbreed is a 2019 USA action comedy thriller by Brandon Slagle.
    Starring Vivica A Fox, Daniel Baldwin and Stink Fisher. BBFC link IMDb

    There are no censorship issues with this release.
    UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence, language, nudity, sex references:
    • 2020 High Fliers Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 20th April 2020

    Promotional Material

    Set in the near future, a group of military veterans are hired to track down and retrieve a living alien weapon from a top secret reseach facility orbiting way above earth. With time running out they must risk their lives in the darkness of space until they come face to face with the ultimate opponent - the alien itself. Crossbreed is an action packed sci fi adventure that delivers alien monsters and space battles in a white knuckle space adventure.
    Zu Warriors From The Magic Mountain

    Link Here

    Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain is a 1983 Hong Kong action horror fantasy by Hark Tsui.
    Starring Biao Yuen, Hoi Mang and Adam Cheng. BBFC link IMDb

    Exists as a Hong Kong Version and an International Version.
    UK: This release shows an aggregate 12 rating but the Hong Kong version was previously passed PG uncut:
    • 2020 Eureka [Hong Kong + International Versions] (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th April 2020

    See article from horrorcultfilms.co.uk

    The Zu: Time Warrior cut deserves at least some respect as an official re-edit. The story was altered to have a strong romantic element, and bits of the Hong Kong version were dubbed so the original meaning was altered,

    Promotional Material

    One of the most important cinematic achievements in Hong Kong cinema, Tsui Hark s Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain birthed the modern-day special effects industry in Hong Kong, and influenced filmmakers around the world, including John Carpenter (who credited the film as the inspiration for Big Trouble in Little China ).

    Featuring an all-star cast led by Yuen Biao ( Wheels on Meals, Project A ) as young soldier Dik Ming-kei, currently caught in a war between two rival armies during Tang Dynasty. Taking sanctuary in a cave within the ominous Zu Mountain, he becomes entangled in a battle with supernatural forces beyond his comprehension.

    Featuring breath-taking art design, stunning cinematography, and ground-breaking special effects, Eureka Classics is extremely proud to present Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain from a brand new 2K restoration making its worldwide debut on Blu-ray.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

    Limited Edition O-CARD with new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 units]
    • PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film [2000 units]
    • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration
    • Cantonese and English soundtrack options, original monaural presentations
    • Newly translated English subtitles
    • Brand new and exclusive feature length audio commentary by critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
    • Brand new and exclusive interview with Tsui Hark a lengthy and in-depth interview with director Tsui Hark filmed in 2020 exclusively for this release
    • Zu: Time Warrior [93 mins] the export cut of the film produced for European theatres, featuring a wraparound segment with Yuen Biao as a modern-day college student who is transported, Wizard of Oz style , to 10th Century China
    • Tsui Hark episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show originally aired on British television in 1989
    • Alternate opening credits, restored to their original Western presentation
    • Archival Interview with Yien Biao [12 mins]
    • Archival Interview with Mang Hoi [20 mins]
    • Archival interview with Moon Lee [20 mins]
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Trailers
    Cannibal Ferox

    Link Here

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

    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 scenes that have been allowed to remain.

    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:

    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.

    The New York Ripper

    The New York Ripper is a 1982 Italian horror by Lucio Fulci.
    With Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska and Howard Ross. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

    Banned by the BBFC for 1984 cinema release. Subsequent UK VHS/DVD releases are cut by about 30s. Cut for an MPAA R rating in the US but also released uncut and MPAA Unrated.

    See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: The New York Ripper

    UK: An extended version was passed 18 after 29s of BBFC cuts:

    Promotional Material

    Remastered from new HD Materials.

    NYPD's most jaded cop is taunted by a razor-slashing maniac who carves his way through sexually active young women whilst making deranged Donald Duck voice imitation

    Beyond Nasty: NEW YORK RIPPER is so subversive that it was banned outright on its first foray into UK: the print of RIPPER, due for UK censors (BBFC) inspection, was legendarily escorted back to the border by the Police, without ever being screened.

    If you've recently revisited old video nasties only to be disappointed then this is the ultimate sex n slash fest to test your nerve with; now rebuilt with previously missing scenes making this the fullest duration ever.

    Extras:

    • Presentation by Antonella Fulci. daughter and curator of Lucio Fulci
    • Exclusive Interview with A. Fulci & Dardano Sacchetti
     




     


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